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Cleaning Up Mercury a Must in Grassy Narrows


#1

Cleaning Up Mercury a Must in Grassy Narrows

David Suzuki, Faisal Moola

Biologist Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published in 1962. The book — about widespread agricultural pesticide use and how toxic chemicals like DDT were threatening insects, birds and other wildlife — garnered widespread acclaim and is heralded as a catalyst for the modern environmental movement.


#2

It's about time the criminals who dumped the poison in the river are prosecuted and held financially responsible for the clean up. The govt. didn't do it. Why ask taxpayers to pay for it.


#3

Needless to say all of those profits returned to the shareholders of that Pulp and paper plant are inviolate and will not be returned to the peoples whose health and livelihood destroyed by that desire for profits.

Economists would refer to the pulp and paper plant as "An investment" and a "Source of jobs , taxes and wealth" and their calculations and formulas show it "Good for the economy". They never consider the environmental impact with us some 60+ years later.

Even with this as an example the same stuff goes on in the tarsands of North Alberta, in the gold mines in Northern BC, in the pulp mills of Northern Quebec and even with this as an example 60 years from now we will be talking about those health consequences, the need for a cleanup and yet another toxic legacy.

If we have 60 years.


#4

And in the end, we can't eat money.


#6

We have the right to clean it up!


#7

The above sort of comment is used to tar and feather all equally. It pretends that the Indigenous tribes who HONOR the land act in the same manner as corporations who pay politicians bribes, and then get away with murder.

No. This is not an indictment on humankind since millions of people love the Earth, try to maintain a conservative ecological footprint, and often stand on the front lines opposing the oil drillers, coal mining operations, deep sea oil companies, frackers, etc.

Whenever a name--new or otherwise--pushes the "blame all equally" agenda I feel certain that they're paid to repeat this meme; and the Talking Point likely came right off the think tank presses paid for by the Koch Brothers and their ilk.


#10

After 57 years, deaths, illness and disabilities, suicides, stress and anguish they are finally offering to clean it up. At the same time plans are in the works to do the EXACT SAME THING to the Innu people in Labrador with the Muskrat Falls Hydro Dam. Where is the Minister of the Environment? NO WHERE to be found. Legal genocide. How do governments in Canada get away with this?


#11

After 57 years, deaths, illness and disabilities, suicides, stress and anguish they are finally offering to clean it up. At the same time plans are in the works to do the EXACT SAME THING to the Innu people in Labrador with the Muskrat Falls Hydro Dam. Where is the Minister of the Environment? NO WHERE to be found. Legal genocide. How do governments in Canada get away with this?