Home » General World News » Six Decades Later, Japan Victims of Mercury Poisoning Still Fight to Be Heard

Six Decades Later, Japan Victims of Mercury Poisoning Still Fight to Be Heard





Shinobu Sakamoto was just 15 when she left her home in the southern Japanese fishing village of Minamata to go to Stockholm and tell the world of the horrors of mercury poisoning.

Forty-five years on, she is traveling again, this time to Geneva, to attend a gathering of signatories to the first global pact to rein in mercury pollution. The meeting will begin Sunday.

Sakamoto is one of a shrinking group of survivors from a 1950s industrial disaster in which tens of thousands of people were poisoned after wastewater from a chemical plant seeped into the Minamata bay.

The waste contained a toxic read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com

Tags:

Comments are closed.