Ontario Minimata Disease

Decades Later, Mercury Still Poisons These Native Reserves

Bernie Farber | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Bernie Farber

It was estimated that between 1962-1970 over 9,000 kg of mercury had been poured into the Wabigoon-English River system. More than four decades later the effects of mercury poisoning persist. Scientists examined 160 adults from Grassy Narrows and White Dog reserve. Over 33 per cent were diagnosed with the disease and a total of 58 per cent were still affected in some way by the mercury.