Possible lawsuit: Did asbestos exposure in Vermont cause cancer?
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In recent news, the Vermont Supreme Court says a landowner can sue the president of the Vermont Asbestos Group over contamination on property next to a former asbestos mine in Eden and Lowell.
The Supreme Court overruled a lower court's decision, saying there are some actions in which both a corporation and corporate officers can be held liable.
The man had sued for asbestos contamination of his soil, ponds and wetlands, which the state said was likely caused by a large pile of waste rock at the mine, which closed in 1993.
He said in his suit that president was personally liable because he allegedly directed where the waste rock pile should be placed and how it would be contained.Background
In November 2008, the Vermont Department of Health released a report regarding the abandoned Vermont Asbestos Group mine in Eden, VT. The mine has been closed since 1993. The report cited health data which stated Eden residents living near the mine site were greater risk to develop asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis.
The report was prompted, in part, by a report from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, which stated that asbestos waste at the site is beginning to erode.
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