Mercury contamination ongoing issue for First Nation communities – Tbnewswatch.com

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201719 Views

A chemical plant in Dryden is still causing concerns for many First Nation residents as mercury is still leaking into the River.

THUNDER BAY – A chemical plant in Dryden is still causing concerns for many First Nation residents as mercury is still leaking into the River.

Decades of contamination of the Wabigoon-English River system in the Kenora area has lead to an ongoing concern for nearby First Nation communities.

Both residents of Grassy Narrows and Whitedog First Nations have suffered from the effects of airborne emissions of mercury and are showing symptoms of mercury poisoning from a Dryden paper mill dating back to the 1960s.

Read More: https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/mercury-contamination-ongoing-issue-for-first-nation-communities-554818

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