January 30, 2018 / 11:43 AM / 10 months ago

German minister sees diesel tests on animals, humans as irresponsible

FILE PHOTO - German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said on Tuesday emissions tests on animals and people were irresponsible after reports that Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) had sponsored tests that exposed humans and monkeys to toxic diesel fumes.

Two years after an emissions test cheating scandal that has tarnished Germany’s powerful car industry, Hendricks said: “It is once again astonishing that there are companies in the auto sector who are unaware of the responsibility of their behaviour.”

Reporting by Peter Maushagen; Writing by Madeline Chambers in Berlin; Editing by Michael Nienaber

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