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Canada: Indigenous people suffer from toxic river, report says



A community that has lived along the English-Wabigoon River system for thousands of years is being poisoned by mercury dumped into the waters by a paper mill decades ago.

The toxic effects of mercury dumped in a river in Canada continue to harm indigenous communities five decades on.

A new report has linked contaminated fish to adverse effects on the people of the Grassy Narrows First Nation.

Many are suffering from learning disabilities, experiencing grave health problems - and even dying prematurely.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/canada-indigenous-people-suffer-toxic-river-report-180525105609560.html


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