Monday, August 25, 2014

A Hundred Employees of the Ministry of Defense Claim Sickness Due to Exposure to Carcinogenic Material

A hundred former employees of the Ministry of Defense who are extremely sick have contacted lawyers in order to sue the government.   They say that while working in the workshops of the Ministry, they were exposed to chrome-6, a poisonous material which causes cancer.  A 1999 report of a government institution, the Arbodiens, already concluded, however, that employees had been in contact with chrome-6. In June, Minister of Defense Hennis said that there are no concrete indications that employees have been exposed to high concentrations of any dangerous materials.  The Ministry maintains this position until today, but has started an investigation.

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