Some of the people who worked with the toxic chromium-6 in a Dutch Railways workshop in Tilburg between 2004 and 2012 demand 8,000 euros extra compensation on Tuesday, Omroep Brabant reports.
Earlier, the Dutch Railways (NS) and the municipality of Tilburg had already allocated 10 million euros for all 800 victims, equivalent to 7,000 euros per person. A group of 33 people does not think that is enough and therefore demands an extra 8,000 euros per person by summons, says their lawyer Rob Bedaux.
"Given the seriousness of the exposure and the violations of standards, € 7,000 is too little. This amount does not include compensation for integrity violations and health damage. Chromium-6 also affects DNA after minor exposure," according to the summons.
The case will be dealt with by the Zeeland-West-Brabant court on 13 November.
Unemployed people in Tilburg were forced to work at the Dutch Railways for reintegration. They had to sand old train sets in the workshop. The carcinogenic chromium-6 was released from the old paint layers.
In February an independent committee came to the conclusion that people who worked with chromium-6 should receive compensation.
See also: 10 million euros for victims of chromium-6 in the NS workshop in Tilburg
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