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Canada: Indigenous people suffer from toxic river, report says

A community that has lived along the English-Wabigoon River system for thousands of years is being poisoned by mercury dumped into the waters by a paper mill decades ago.

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    The toxic effects of mercury dumped in a river in Canada continue to harm indigenous communities five decades on.

    A new report has linked contaminated fish to adverse effects on the people of the Grassy Narrows First Nation.

    Many are suffering from learning disabilities, experiencing grave health problems - and even dying prematurely.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports.


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