Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The report is from Masazumi Harada, a Japanese expert on the subject.
The communities of Grassy Narrows and White Dog were ravaged by mercury poisoning in the 1960s when the Dryden paper mill began dumping toxins into the English-Wabigoon River.
Harada has been to the communities several times since the mill stopped dumping mercury in 1970.
He says his most recent examinations in 2010 found 59 per cent of the people he assessed were still showing signs of poisoning.