Quebec Government Refuses to Pay $2.7 Million Cleanup Costs

A 2010 mudslide containing asbestos residue has yet to be cleaned up in Canada. Why not?

Apparently no one can afford to do it. The April 2010 mudslide caused major damage to the small town of East Broughton, but the town cannot afford to foot the bill (which would amount to just less than the town's annual $3 million total budget).

Now, residents are looking for help from the provincial government to clean up the nearby asbestos mine, which closed in 1958. Yet it seems that the government will not take action without a court ruling. To find out more, click here.