A British chemical company, Thor Holdings, has been hauled up to the London High Court by 2 workers in South Africa suffering from severe mercury poisoning, and by the family of a man who died from exposure to the metal. It is on the mat for alleged negligence in allowing the transfer of a defective mercury production operation from England to South Africa. The compensation could be over $1.58 million. It took the environmentalists and the South African authorities 6 years to have the company summoned by the court.
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