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Friday, October 11, 2013

Minamata: The dark side of Japan's industrialisation

Minamata: The dark side of Japan's industrialisation
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 10, 2013 - Minamata was the site of Japan's worst ever industrial poisoning and is regarded as the dark side of Japan's rapid modernisation during the 20th Century. For decades, a synthetic resin factory run by chemical company Chisso Corp had been dumping methylmercury into the bay of the town on southwestern Kyushu island, poisoning the marine habitat. The methylmercury accumulated in shellfish a ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Minamata_The_dark_side_of_Japans_industrialisation_999.html
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