Ontario government to fund new study of Grassy Narrows’ water

The ministers have earmarked $300,000 to hire scientists that will test mercury levels and make recommendations on how to clean it up

Josh Grummett
APTN National News
During the 1960s, a chemical plant in Dryden dumped over nine tons of mercury into the area’s water system.

People in the community of Grassy Narrows have been living with mercury poisoning ever since.

Now, ministers from the Ontario government have announced a plan that aims to eventually help clean the community’s water supply.

 

 

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