50 The Largest Asbestos Pit In The World

The Largest Asbestos Pit In The World


The asbestos open pit we are going to visit today is the richest pit in the world that lacks crocidolite and tremolite - substances harmful for people. The deposit was opened in 1885 during development of gold placer. The first tones of asbestos were extracted in 1889.


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Initially asbestos was extracted without any system. They made shallow holes and many separate pits were developed. Asbestos was obtained with a shoulder-blade and transported with help of horses and stretchers.

In 1901 they initiated explosions. In 1904 railway lines were constructed making the process much easier. In 1922 the deposit was systematically examined.

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50 Responses to “The Largest Asbestos Pit In The World”

  1. 山下智久love the nokia lumia says:

    beautiful place!
    i want go to there.( ⊙o⊙ )哇

  2. Nobody says:

    Open asbestos pits — the legacy of murderous communism.

  3. Tiger says:

    I wonder what the life expectancy of the workers down there actually is? And then we blame alcohol that a Russian man barely makes it to his 60s. Interesting, although the Czechs drink more alcohol they live longer. But they don´t have a government that neglects its own people. But thinking about labour and environmental protection is unglamourous. It is more interesting to host olympic games.

    • vorontsevich says:

      What makes you think “russian men barely makes it their 60’s”? Oh wait, its you. My bad. You can’t think.

      • Tiger says:

        Yes google “male life expectancy in Russia” and the answer will be revealed by Rosstat:
        Life expectancy: 70.3 years (2011)
        –male: 64.3 years
        –female: 76.1 years

        Yet if alcohol would be the reason, the females should have a much lower life expectancy converging with the male number. Since women usually do not work in the mining pits, they live longer than their husbands who do. Maybe you should travel to Norilsk and take a deep breath of “fresh” air.

        • vorontsevich says:

          You just proved my point about thinking (or not thinking).

          I take it you’ve finished school, and thus shud know something about averages. When more men die due to unnatural causes than women, that kinda tends to bring the AVERAGE down. In case you didn’t know, thats what life expectancy is based on. If they don’t die of alcohol poisoning or from a car crash while drunk (they are both unnatural causes of death), they stand a very good chance of making it to the same age as a female.

          To sum it up, the life expectancy figure of 64 years doesn’t mean that once I reach 64 I will drop dead. Lol.

          • Tiger says:

            If you would have had any proper schooling you would know that this is a statistical median. But it also says that 50% of the male Russian population die before the age of 64. Guess what, the miners are among those who die soon, thanks to the absense of any regulation and any administration capable of implementing standards.

            • vorontsevich says:

              Lol. “But it also says that 50% of the male Russian population die before the age of 64.” I’d say you’re confusing life span with life expectancy.

              “Guess what, the miners” Oh, so now you’re talking about miners, is it. Maybe you should have brought up about that to begin with.

              “thanks to the absense of any regulation and any administration capable of implementing standards.” You must really believe in those things don’t you. Lol.

              • Tiger says:

                “thanks to the absense of any regulation and any administration capable of implementing standards.” You must really believe in those things don’t you. Lol.

                Believe it or not, but there are many countries that actually do have a working government apparatus that is not infested with corruption like the one in Russia, and these countries get things done, better, quicker and cheaper.
                Here the current power-duo has not delivered. The result is also seen in this low statistical life expectancy that corresponds more with a west-african country than with a “superpower”. And I am fed up with all this excuses. In 2001 or 2004 you could still say that this is not Putin´s fault and that more time is needed. Now we have Putin for 13 years and this problem still exists. How much time does he actually need? If Russia is to big for him, he should step aside and pick an able successor, or he should start delivering finally. If not, you will have real unrest in the country, again.

      • Tiger says:

        So? Any further comments? BTW the government just raised the pension entry age, despite the low life expectancy and the low pensions (ranging from USD50 to USD300 in most cases – of course, some are more equal than others, we learned that in the past 95 years). And not to forget the introduction of schooling fees and cuts in the public health care sector. In a country with reserves of more than half a trillion USD and a debt rate about 10% of GDP! That makes absolutely no sense at all. But Kadirov actually owns all the supercars available on this planet and Moscow is crawling with tunes Mercs and Bumers. In Europe or the US, you may have excentric internet entrepreneurs driving such things. But in Russia you have “state officials” doing that. Imagine the Germans who actually build these cars do not drive them! A German Managing Director, who leads a successful manufacturing firm, has a Diesel E-Class or Audi A6. Maybe an A8 Diesel, but that´s it.
        But Putin and Medwedew obviously do have different priorities…sadly

        • vorontsevich says:

          Lol. There we go again. Blame everything on Putin and Medvedev. I don’t know where you were during the 1990’s but it seems you’ve missed it. Shame, those were really good days.

          And since Germany didn’t exactly go through a complete economic breakdown for 10 years, you won’t expect to find all that there. Russia is currently rebuilding, in case you (or your “family” that provides you with “first hand information”) didn’t notice.

          • Tiger says:

            Thanks for supporting my argument! The Germans didn´t go through such an economic breakdown and still they don´t have so many billionaires like Russia! So maybe you believe that the Russian oligarchs, enjoying protection from the government, have acquired these valuable assets according to law and regulation, but most people and most evidence is against you then. And I don´t blame every little bit on Vowa or Dima, but they have failed where it really matters: their own country. Just FYI Russia does not consist only of Pieter and Moscow. Most Russians live in the province and there, apart from the oil-rich regions, progress is not really visible. In fact the Russian cities are facing a demographic desaster and enjoy the living standards of Albania, just without the stolen cars. There is no business model for most of the cities, industrial output is close to zero and there is no capital or incentive to change that. For a country in this situation, just good is not good enough. And don´t get me wrong. I am not a westerner or a supporter of the Weinstein-Kasparov-opposition, and for sure not of the KPRF. But looking at the situation on the ground Russia is like a company that needs a better management and not tomorrow but yesterday.

            • vorontsevich says:

              Lol. Do you even hear yourself? What makes you think I’m from Moscow or st.petersburg?

              I come from Borisoglebsk, Voronezhskaya oblast. FYI, thats a province, and not anywhere near Moscow. I live there, and I see progress in lots of areas. But I guess, until everyone drives a big, luxury car, and has a city apartment and a weekend retreat to boot, then that won’t count as progress. Lol.

              “industrial output is close to zero” I actually laughed out loud at that. What makes you think that? My town, is an agricultural one, without too much in the way of “industry”, only a fertilizer plant, which BTW does very well. But nearby is Voronezh, and there the industrial output is growing and it has been that way for a close to a decade.

              “there is no capital or incentive to change that” Lol. Not far from here a new nuclear power plant is going to built. The town hosts an annual trade fair, for farm equipment producers, and is a big hit. Its funded by a federal program from the agriculture ministry. And as for Voronezh, Siemens (which is a German company), is building a factory there. So much for “no capital/no incentives/no investments”.

              “I am not a westerner” You sure could pass of as one. :D Your “criticism” (mild word) is more scathing than some of the westerners here. “Not a supporter of the Weinstein-Kasparov-opposition” Well, atleast there is hope for you.

              “needs better management and not tomorrow but yesterday.” True, things could be better, but just because things aren’t perfect, doesn’t mean you should just give up hope. Instead of comparing Russia to Germany and its likes, better focus on rebuilding Russia (after the damage of the 90’s), and then focus on “catching upto” anyone else.

              And BTW, “still they don´t have so many billionaires like Russia!” Lol. How do you think many of those billionaires (aka oligarchs) made their money? Answer in a nutshell: Yeltsin and his “privatization” (which is the economic breakdown I was talking about, in case you missed it).

              • Tiger says:

                I did not miss the privatization of the 90s. The basically stole all the natural resources companies of the country. So far only Chodorkowski sits in jail. The rest enjoys the revenues out of the oil, gas or minerals business and buys english football teams or french castels. If that money out of this easy and primitive business (that can also be run even by the most incompetent bureaucracy) would have gone to a (more responsible) government, maybe Russia would not need to import meat and your town would have a bigger and more modern fertilizer plant with better wages, and your roads and homes would have been better, etc., since the money would be invested there.
                As for Siemens, they have more than 400,000 people and plants all around the globe, out of which 100,000 are located in Germany, where also their global HQs are located.
                And that raises another question: How can it be that a country that was once able to shoot the first man into space has nothing even close to a name like Siemens or General Electric? A big firm that is innovative and creates systems and procucts the world acutally needs and that do not kill people.
                And when you mock my criticsm, I am too long now in Germany. Criticizing every little bit is part of the German soul and working here means that you cannot avoid this. When a German wins 10 out of 11 million EUR in the Lottery, he gets frustrated that he did not win the other million too and bangs his head against the wall why he did not guess all the right numbers :). When we win a project or successfully close one in our firm, we talk about the mistakes and what can be done better and quicker and cheaper and more intelligent, even if the client expresses his total satisfaction :). We do not celebrate the results, we take them for granted. When a projects stalls or fails, even if it is beyond your responsibility, you get the thrashing if you are in charge. When you do everything right, they say here that you “meet the expectations”. To be considered just “good”, means that you have to excel those already high expectations by at least 15%. To be considered “excellent” means that you need supernatural powers or luck. But this very mentality actually made this country rich and innovative. We should not import all the things from the west and one of Russia´s least problems is the question whether gay people get married and can adopt children or wheater pussy riot can scream in churches or not (which is btw also a crime with up to 3ys of jail in Germany), but self-criticism on continuous improvement is something that could only help, and not this “we are living in the best of all possible worlds”-propaganda and that Vowa flies with the birds. Sadly though he lived in the wrong part of Germany to learn this way of doing things. He lived in that part of Germany that also said that everything is just fine and gets better….until 89.
                BTW I work in Frankfurt/Main and live nearby in the green. Frankfurt is home all the banks and consultancies in Germany. We also have automotive and engineering companies here, like Continental (here they develop and produce hoses and dashboard electronics and I think also head-up displays for cars, so if you happen to drive a new Audi your HUD comes from here). Two hours from here there is Stuttgart with all the global HQs of Daimler, Behr, Bosch and Porsche…among others (some of the huge plants are actually almost in the city, yet there almost no pollution). When you see this and when you come back to Russia and hear “success stories” that a fertilizer company in a rural area is not bankrupt yet and its employees actually can afford meat every (second) day, you just think: OMG you have no idea with what you will have to compete and catch up with and how far you are behind acutally.

                • vorontsevich says:

                  Lol. I live here because I want to. I like the peace and quiet of the countryside. If I wanted a job in a big city, I could get one. I have pretty good references, provided by the army.

                  I don’t know if you’ve heard, but this is a small city, not a big metropolis like Stuggart or Frankfurt. The town is surrounded by acres of rich land to the north and we make use of it, now what in the world is wrong with that? Farming needs fertilizers, so we have a plant for that, what’s wrong with that? (and BTW, who said anything about it being bankrupt, its actually doing great and the employees get their wages on time) but you assume that just because you had in bad in Krasnodar, everything is the same everywhere. Lol.

                  “How can it be that a country that was once able to shoot the first man into space has nothing even close to a name like Siemens or General Electric?”

                  Here we go again. You say you did not miss the 90’s. Well then how come you don’t see that, that is the source of most of todays problems. The 90’s were a time, when the economy didn’t grow at all, and its now that the economy has recovered and is now growing. And BTW, have you heard of names like Kasperksy, Gazprom, Avotvaz, Sukhoi, Mikoyan, etc…

                  I dont think you full comprehended what I said so I’ll say it again. Instead of comparing Russia to Germany and its likes, better focus on rebuilding Russia, and then focus on “catching upto” anyone else.

                • vorontsevich says:

                  Lol. I live here because I want to. I like the peace and quiet of the countryside. If I wanted a job in a big city, I could get one. I have pretty good references, provided by the army.

                  I don’t know if you’ve heard, but this is a small city, not a big metropolis like Stuggart or Frankfurt. The town is surrounded by acres of rich land to the north and we make use of it, now what in the world is wrong with that? Farming needs fertilizers, so we have a plant for that, what’s wrong with that? (and BTW, who said anything about it being bankrupt, its actually doing great and the employees get their wages on time) but you assume that just because you had in bad in Krasnodar, everything is the same everywhere. Lol.

                  “How can it be that a country that was once able to shoot the first man into space has nothing even close to a name like Siemens or General Electric?”

                  Here we go again. You say you did not miss the 90’s. Well then how come you don’t see that, that is the source of most of todays problems. The 90’s were a time, when the economy didn’t grow at all, and its now that the economy has recovered and is now growing. And BTW, have you heard of names like Kasperksy, Gazprom, Avotvaz, Sukhoi, Mikoyan, etc…

                  I dont think you full comprehended what I said so I’ll say it again. Instead of comparing Russia to Germany and its likes, better focus on rebuilding Russia, and then focus on “catching upto” anyone else.

                  BTW, I drive a Priora Lux, not an Audi (what makes you think that in the first place).

                  • Tiger says:

                    Frankfurt and Stuttgart are no megacities as they have both around 600,000 inhabitans. Of course three to four times as much people live in the green belts in their houses around the cities and commute every day by car or train. Still, this is not Shanghai or Moscow :). You should come here, get a job and learn something, it could be uselful for you. Even Peter the Great did that, so maybe it will widen your horizon a bit more, so will eventually stop shelling me with cheap Russian post-soviet propaganda and stop being such a serf.
                    And about the 90s argument. The Germans took it 15 years till they became a major economic power again, allthough everything was destroyed, and they had neither oil nor gas, but only their bare hands. But they had a sensible government that foucussed on the people, on housing, healthcare, education, combating crime (there was a huge black market economy after the war and organized crime) and providing loans for the industry (not for the mafia) and not on chasing big dreams. With Russia we are now in the year 20 after the breakdown of communism and still the progress is very limited. Most people still live in the same run-down buildings and the wages are the niveau of China or India. And the different mafia clans are everywhere. I wonder why your boss needs a bodyguard? He must either be really important and famous, or there must be something else (either he is criminal or he is under constant threat of criminals). Either way, the most successful people here don´t need bodyguards.

                    • vorontsevich says:

                      Lol. I said big cities/metropolis. I don’t know how many times I’ve said it before but Borisoglebsk (my town) is an agricultural city, with a population of less than 70 thousand. No Stuttgart or Frankfurt.

                      “cheap Russian post-soviet propaganda” Its called the truth, sometimes it hurts to hear, doesn’t it. And lol at you calling me a serf. Anyone who doesn’t agree with you that Russia is in ruins, is brainwashsed and/or a serf? Lol. Maybe you should take your own advise, come here (i take it you know where here is), forget the job part, and learn something, instead of getting “first hand” information just because you came from Krasnodar once upon a time. Lol. While you’re at it, would you like me to shave my beard as well, so that I can be civilized? Lol.

                      Funny that you should compare Germany after the war, to Russia. Let me compare just one thing, price controls. Many people who are in the know, attribute elimination of price controls as one of the main reasons for Germanys revival. When a certain very popular and much loved Russian leader did that in 1991. That turned out great for the vast majority of Russians.

                      BTW, my boss is ethnic Tartar, and a Muslim. He needs a security detail because of people like you. And hes not particularly important of famous. He just runs a local stationary store chain. This isn’t Krasnodar, you know. lol.

                    • Tiger says:

                      Why because of people like me? BTW I have a degree in law and another one in economics. So naturally I work for industry leaders, but not for the mafia and not for the mob. Who are people like me? People who are against crime? People who don´t want to be abused? I wonder how your boss can afford your services if he is just a little shop owner? That is either because his business is just a facade for illegal stuff or the crime rate in your region is high in the sky. In Europe no little entrepreneur needs bodyguards. My advice: get a real job and use your talents instead of proctecting dubious people and drive a Priora.

                    • vorontsevich says:

                      By people like you, I mean xenophobes. You’ll deny it, but WTH. Do you have problems reading? You can see the part about my boss having a “shop”, but you don’t see the part where I mention its a small chain of shops around the town. Four to be exact. Not exactly your regular little entrepenuer. But its cute, that you should think that every one who’s not ethnic Russian and who has money, must be from the mob.

                      BTW, security is a real job, and there is plenty of demand. My talents lie there since I spent seven and half years in the military. Before that I did go to college and get a diploma (because I could’t afford a degree) in mechatronics, but that was way back in 2001 and there were few companies or firms hiring back then, which was why I got myself drafted in the first place. Worked out pretty well, in the end.

                    • Tiger says:

                      A man who owns four shops needs a security detail? That sounds fishy…What is he selling? Diamonds? Here people who own whole factories or firms have no security detail. If there is something they just call the police. Nobody shoots you on the street (Which is a result of the social market economy -google it – Germany has). Four shops is a little entrepreneur to me.
                      It is a pity. You should finished your engineering degree and have joined a reasonable company (Why not Siemens in Voronesh for instance?). To me it sounds like you are working in the twilight between a legal facade and illegal backoffice operations.

                    • Tiger says:

                      Law and order is xenophobic? That implies that all criminal activities according to your opinion are in fact carried out by non-Russians. Funny…

                    • vorontsevich says:

                      Lol. I’m pretty sure that when you hear “security detail” you assume half a dozen SUV’s and a bunch of guys in civvies clothes with Kevlar vests. Lol. Have you heard of stores getting robbed? Of wealthy families subject to kidnapping and ransom? Of racial and religious discrimination?

                      He sells stationery, mostly for students and schools. The “security” is just one guard for each store and for the warehouse, and two for the boss’s house and a driver. I’m just the supervisor, the “head” of security. I’m not a personal bodyguard or something like that, if that’s what you were thinking. lol. The most commonly used term would be “security consultant”.

                      BTW, I never started a degree. That was back in 1997 and I couldn’t afford the tuition for the degree. I did the next best thing, and started (and finished) a diploma. But no one was hiring, so I joined the army, fell in love with it, and stayed for five and half years more than I otherwise would have. And I love my job. It’s not particularly exciting, but it pays well. I earn close to 100,000rubles per month. I seriously doubt that if I went to work for Siemens I would earn the same amount, let alone more. Like it or not, security is a real industry.

                      “Law and order is xenophobic?” Your proposal of kicking out all ethnic minorities and turning Chechnya into a ghetto because the likes of Israel do it, is not law and order. Thats the beginning of several bad things, notably fascism and genocide.

                      “That implies that all criminal activities according to your opinion are in fact carried out by non-Russians.” Thats funny, I was under the impression that you think that all the troubles in the N.Kavkaz are because of non-Russians, and ethnic Russians are just innocent bystanders.

                    • Tiger says:

                      If you would work for VW in Kaluga for instance you would get almost the same money as in Germany, but of course with the Russian taxes, which are much lower. In your case, it would mean that you earn almost twice as much as you do now. And this would be for a shopfloor job, no management or white collar or desk job. Although I am not sure what Siemens in Voronesh will pay, but usually the jobs are high-qualified, so the salaries are almost on the western levels, since you are doing the same work as your colleagues in Germany. Only if you make much simpler products with less profit margin the salaries will be lower (obviously so, because there is less money to be distributed). And if you make a management career you will earn more than your western colleagues because of the low taxes. Even with your military background, for sure they have a facility management and a security organization as well. And it would be a legitimate business and not some strage organization.
                      Again, you cannot deny that especially Dagis and Chechens are overrepresented in the crime stats, but that was not my point. My point was that it is impossible to live peacefully with them and hence they should get their own show with their own profit and loss responsibility. Like a business that has a unit that does not fit in or generate profit. You sell it or you close it. Bottom line: you get rid of it.

                    • vorontsevich says:

                      “Again, you cannot deny that especially Dagis and Chechens are overrepresented in the crime stats, but that was not my point.” True that. But they are also some of the most hated (usually with good reason too). A good number of soldiers in the penal battalions and locked up in the disciplinary quarters of bases are Dags.

                      “it is impossible to live peacefully with them” For some people yes, for most people no, it is perfectly possible to live peacefully with them. It’s when antagonizers make trouble that problems arise.

                      “And it would be a legitimate business and not some strage organization.” My boss’s stores are all legit, if thats what you’re thinking. Besides, I love my job. I’m not gonna pack and leave for Voronezh just because the Siemens facility is a big company.

                      Besides I already have other plans. I’m on contract to my current employer until the end of 2013. I’ve run through some contacts of my mine, and I have an opening at drugina-sochi, one of the private security contractors for Sochi 2014. So I don’t need to go work for VW or Siemens.

                    • Tiger says:

                      So you do not see the contradiction when you say that the Dags for instance are overrepresented in criminal stats and that they tend to cross the laws even in the military and saying on the other way that it is perfectly possible to live with them.
                      I guess you are the kind of guy who shoots the messenger if the news is bad? It is not the messenger that creates the problem, but the problem itself that is a reality. But again this way of thinking is a USSR legacy: there are no problems if no one mentions them :)

                    • vorontsevich says:

                      Of course it is perfectly possible to live them. But of course, it would be impossible for xenophobes like you, who would see someone who’s slightly different and assume the worst. Talk paranoid.

                      “I guess you are the kind of guy who shoots the messenger if the news is bad?”

                      Ironic coming from a guy that passes of everything that doesn’t agree with his bleak view of Russia and the world as Soviet nationalistic propaganda, and anyone who opposes your views as being FSB. Lol. Broaden your mind.

                    • Tiger says:

                      Yes? Then go ahead and live with them instead of sitting in Voronesh. You will be the first who capitulates :)

                    • vorontsevich says:

                      Lol. I’ve already lived with them. When I first joined the army, I served with the 4th Tank Guards (the Kantemirov Guards), based out of Naro-faminsk. A good part of the air defence regiment were Dags. Lived alongside (well if living on the same base counts) for four years. I did two tours in the caucasus. Most of the people I shared the garrison with were, Chechens.

                      I’d say your problem is you assume that, just because you had bad experiences with Chechens in Krasnodar, no one else can live at peace with them.

                    • Tiger says:

                      Yes, then why were there two wars? Why were 500,000 Russians killed or ethnically cleansed from the Chechens? You are very generous with Your people.

                    • vorontsevich says:

                      Lemme answer your question with another question? Why did your beloved Germany kill 15 million Soviet civilians?

    • cockatrice says:

      All that’s required for full development of Mesothelioma – Asbestos dust and Cigarette Smoke. If you were in the Navy and smoked. If you were in Steamfitting and smoked, etc. I like the opening to this article implying safe asbestos. Long fiber has dust just like short fiber, it gets breathed into your lungs, never to return.

      • liger says:

        Mesothelioma is quite rare in Russia even though asbestos has been around forever. (Actually the ancient Greeks and Persians had their asbestos sourced in the Urals.)

        What is different? Maybe the material differs between sources or maybe Russians are less genetically predisposed to the disease than other populations.

  4. Yaroslav Votus says:

    Second biggest asbestos pit must be in Quebec. Canadian government recently subsidized more extractions there. So, it is not only Russia that turns its back on the health risks.

    • Maxim Ч. says:

      Our federal government stopped subsidizing it. The Province of Québec under Charest re-opened the mine. The only thing he did that I really didn’t like. Hopefully with the horrible, separatist, rat-bastard Péquistes now in power this will finally end.

  5. Kent_Diego says:

    I loved asbestos brake pads. When asbestos was banned in US I would look for “Made in Quebec” to know I was getting the good stuff. Too bad you cannot find it anymore. It’s cheap and works great.

  6. jordan says:

    “Approved reserves of asbestos will guarantee the presence of work for the next 100 years.”

    Um.. who’s going to be buying it? Besides Russians, I guess. To put in their homes, schools, nurseries…

    • Tiger says:

      Indeed some is needed for special buildings or equipments, such as incinerators or firefighter equipment. Of course, there are now different materials available for these purposes either. So instead of opening large pits and letting the people die young, they could have invested the money in R&D, but that was not the soviet style of management. Everything had to be cheap, quick and dirty. The legacy of this disastrous reign is still intoxicating the country until it is run by people who never lived under the soviet rule and who are free of this way of thinking. If you have seen both you will notice the difference. That is why multinational firms have senior executives from the US, Europe, even India, the Middle East and China, but very seldom from the post-USSR countries. It is a mentality thing and nobody who wants to be successful wants these profiles.

  7. cinquecento says:

    blah-blah-blah asbestos kills people, blah-blah-blah russia and canada provide cancer worldwide. guys you are exaggerating it’s possible harm. the amphibole asbestos is a carcinogenic sort, not the white chrysotile which is being extracted in the town of Asbest (it’s not the Bazhenovo btw).

  8. alessio says:

    come and visit: thanks for the invitation but no thanks!
    But this common fear of asbestos started about 2001. I knew to have asbestos brake pads under my car and scooters and they worked wounderfull.
    Didn’tfade out by heat and lasted almost twice.
    Anyway, now Ban asbestos!
    No more of it please!
    Canada shame on you! big big shame on you canada.
    Russia well we know you are outdated

  9. AUSCARS says:

    We have one in Australia too, its been abandoned and the town removed from the maps [Russian style] people still live in that town and dont care for the risk, its called Wittenoom 6754

  10. Frank says:

    The south african mines were closed as well, the previous mine owners were sued by the surviving workers for compensation. Nearly all of them are sick from the stuff. Who uses the shit in this day and age? and what for?
    People who used to use it for roofing and asbestos cement products had no problem finding a replacement fiber.

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