Photo: Stand with Grassy Narrows to clean up their toxic legacy

From 1962 to 1970, a pulp and paper mill dumped 9,000 kilograms of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, into the English-Wabigoon River system, poisoning fish, aquatic vertebrates and people.

That mill — now closed — was upstream from several First Nations communities, including Grassy Narrows. Residents there, still suffering from mercury contamination, continue to seek environmental justice.


Read more:

Grassy Narrows Fact Sheet (pdf)

Support Letter, signed by celebrities (pdf)

Blog post: "Government leaders: Stop ignoring Grassy Narrows mercury poisoning"

Blog post: "Stand with Grassy Narrows, one of Canada's most toxic sites"

David Suzuki Foundation Media Release

Other media:

"Province ignored minister's 1984 recommendation to clean up mercury in river near Grassy Narrows: Star Investigation" — Toronto Star Investigation, July 4, 2016

"Cleaning up mercury a must in Grassy Narrows" — Toronto Star Op-Ed by David Suzuki and Faisal Moola, June 1, 2016

"Ontario government 'sympathetic' to Grassy Narrows mercury concerns" CBC article, June 1, 2016