Grassy Narrows Seeks Justice After 4 Decades of Mercury Poisoning

posted by Rainforest Action Network

RAN supported the community of Grassy Narrows in Ontario, Canada with a $3,000 grant facilitated through our role as an advisor to Global Greengrants Fund for 2 public events in Toronto on the 40th anniversary of when the community was poisoned by mercury from an upstream pulp mill (which continues to make people sick today). The events were successful in bringing attention to Grassy Narrows’ grievances, with the Premier publicly acknowledging that the Province has a “heavy responsibility” to get to the bottom of the issue. There was a lot of media coverage, including several print articles and this very strong 10 minute piece on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.