Harare, Zimbabwe – An asbestos mine in Zimbabwe is about to be reopened, despite opposition from health advocates around the world.

Shabanie-Mashava Mines, the largest asbestos mines in Zimbabwe, will soon resume operations. The corporation is on the verge of completing a study that will allow the mine to harvest asbestos again, a venture that will be profitable for the country but devastating for the health of millions worldwide.

The mine was once privately owned but is now managed by the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) on behalf of the federal government. It collapsed in 2008, leaving about 3,000 workers jobless. The mine is scheduled to reopen in roughly 90 days.

The mine is believed to be sitting on at least 20 years of reserves of raw asbestos, which proponents say will help “strengthen the construction and manufacturing industries” in the country and around the world. Opponents, however, just see this as a drawback in the fight to ban asbestos worldwide.

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