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Canada, Ontario Need to Address Toxic Legacy

Click to expand Image Sign entering Grassy Narrows First Nation, in northwestern Ontario, Canada. © 2019 Rachel LaFortune June 27 marks three years since federal and provincial authorities in Ontario, Canada, promised to clean up decades-old mercury contamination. Affected Indigenous residents are still waiting. In the 1960s and early 1970s, a chemical plant dumped around 10 tons of toxic mercury into a river upstream from Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (also known as “Grassy Narrows First Nation”), contaminating culturally important fish the community depends on for food. In…

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