A Letter to The Yale Corporation Regarding Stephan Schmidheiny
Chris Meisenkothen - In 1996 Yale University awarded Stephan Ernst Schmidheiny, the former owner of Eternit Company, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. In 2012, a court in Italy found Mr. Schmidheiny guilty of causing the deaths of thousands of Italian citizens and causing an environmental disaster. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Operations of The Eternit Company's asbestos plant in Casale Monferrato, Italy has left more than 2000 people dead from mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases and has left the environment contaminated with lethal asbestos.
In this letter, Christopher Meisenkothen representing the AFEVA and joined with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, requests that Yale University rescind the honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree that was awarded in 1996 to Stephan Schmidheiny.
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