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Mercury Poisoning

Publisher:  Quaker Committee for Native Concerns, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1976  
Resource Type:  Article

Quaker involvement with the issue of mercury poisoning at White Dog and Grassy Narrows Reserves.

Abstract:  This article tells the story of Quaker involvement with the issue of Mercury poisoning at White Dog and Grassy Narrows Reserves in Ontario. It deals with struggles of the Indian people to have their case heard after alarmingly high levels of mercury were found in the fish from the English and Wabigoon river system as a result of affluent from the Dryden Chemical Company; and describes briefly the visit to Canada by Japanese doctors who have been involved in cases of Mercury poisoning in Minimata, Japan. The article ends by outlining the six demands the Indians have made to the Canadian Government.


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