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Ministers to meet Grassy Narrows leaders over mercury poisoning - The Globe and Mail

2.7.16

Ministers to meet Grassy Narrows leaders over mercury poisoning - The Globe and Mail: Some Grassy Narrows residents have suffered mercury poisoning since the Dryden Chemical Co. dumped 9,000 kilograms of it into the Wabigoon and English River systems during the 1960s. The community was told to stop eating local fish in the 1970s.

Chief Simon Fobister Sr. said Tuesday he wants the government to investigate another possible source of contamination after a former worker at the Dryden mill told the Toronto Star he had buried more than 50 barrels of mercury and salt in a pit near Grassy Narrows in 1972.


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