Skip to content

Minimata Then, Fukushima Now via asia sentinel

Lesson from Japan’s 1950s mercury poisoning nightmare

Before the Fukushima tsunami and near-nuclear meltdown in March, the greatest environmental disaster in Japan, indeed, one of the greatest in the entire world, was Minamata disease, a neurological affliction caused by severe mercury poisoning which can cause limb paralysis, difficulties in walking, mental confusion and death.

It is named after Minamata Bay on the southern island of Kyushu. The Chisso chemical company had been dumping mercury-contaminated waste water in the bay for decades. In the 1950s and 1960s, many people living in the vicinity came down with strange illnesses tied to eating the mercury-contaminated fish caught in the bay.

Continue reading at Minimata Then, Fukushima Now


Posted in *English.

Tagged with , , , , , .

5 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Continuing the Discussion

  1. Homepage linked to this post on 2021/04/11

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Infos here: […]

  2. Supercritical CO2 Extraction Machine linked to this post on 2021/06/27

    … [Trackback]

    […] Information to that Topic: […]

  3. microsoft exchange linked to this post on 2021/06/27

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on on that Topic: […]

  4. สโบเบ็ต linked to this post on 2021/07/15

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on to that Topic: […]

  5. 토토사이트,토토커뮤니티 linked to this post on 2021/07/15

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More Info here to that Topic: […]

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.