Wittenoom: The Valley of Death
Situated to the North of Perth, Western Australia, Wittenoom was a small town established in the 1940′s to service the adjacent Wittenoom Gorge asbestos mine. This story is told by Lorraine Kember, who’s husband died of mesothelioma, after contracting the disease when he was exposed to asbestos when he lived as a child for a number of months within the town of Wittenoom.
As we so often read this is another case of governments acting too slowly and placing more importance on economy rather then health.
For the full story please follow this link: http://www.asbestos.com/blog/2013/05/24/asbestos-town-wittenoom-australia-hundreds-affected/