MEDIA ADVISORY May 30, 2012
Contact: David Sone 647-386-1481
Mercury poison: Grassy Narrows to
release new report on devastating health
50 years after dumping began governments refuse to acknowledge Minamata
Toronto – The people of Grassy Narrows are still suffering from the debilitating health impacts
of mercury poison fifty years after a Dryden mill began dumping 10 tonnes of the neurotoxin
into Grassy Narrows’ English-Wabigoon River. Indigenous Grassy Narrows community
members are travelling 2,000 km to Toronto by foot, train, and bus to release a newly translated
health study on their community by renowned Japanese mercury expert Dr. Harada. They will
speak out about their long road to justice, challenge the Premier to eat their local fish, and join
hundreds of supporters in deploying 15,000 square feet of blue fabric to create a wild river that
will flow to Queen’s Park to demand long overdue justice for their people and protection for the
waters and forests on which they depend.
FISH FRY. Wednesday June 6,
Grassy Narrows challenges Premier McGuinty to eat their local fish at a traditional fish
fry on an open wood fire.
Queens Park south lawn.
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