Month: September 2017

Minamata victim makes plea at United nations forum to prevent pollution.

GENEVA--Embryonic Minamata disease victim Shinobu Sakamoto strained her disabled body towards the maximum extent to create her desperate pleas heard loud and obvious.

“Please do not let pollution to happen. Please safeguard ladies and children. Let’s (eradicate mercury pollution) together,” Sakamoto, 61, of Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture, told a conference in the first

Fighting the toxic nightmare next door.

It was practical considerations that led Dawn and Brian Chapman to Maryland Heights, a modest suburb of St. Louis bound by two interstate highways, several strip malls, an international airport, and the Missouri River. They found a three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot home near good public schools and parks, and a reasonable drive to her