Chaplin's World is a 55 million franc ($60 million) project, set to convert the Swiss home of Charlie Chaplin into a museum by 2015. However, plans have now been delayed as asbestos has been discovered in the building.
There's something fundamentally ironic about the Canadian parliament buildings having to undergo billions of dollars of renovations over the next 20 years to rid its walls of asbestos, a known cancer causing agent.
They die from their work. More workers in Quebec are killed from asbestos exposure than any other cause. In 2009 61 of 104 Quebec workers who died from work-related causes had an asbestos illness. At Jeffrey Mine those figures are from prior standards.
It turns out the biggest danger from yesterday's fire at Toronto's Sunrise Propane Industrial Gases wasn't the flames but the asbestos in the wreckage. Hundreds can't return home and as many as 50 houses have been deemed uninhabitable.