Mercury Pollution in Minamata

by Hisashi Yokoyama

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Book Description

It overviews the poisoning which occurred in the 1950s and 1960s among the residents in Minamata who ate seafood contaminated with methylmercury discharged from the chemical factory, Chisso Corporation. It describes the history, symptoms pathogenesis and research on the causal agent, and discusses the responses of Chisso and the national and local governments to the outbreak, the victims, the compensation and environmental restructuring as well as the court ruling on claims. Based on lecture notes from a university course, it includes students' suggestions for avoiding a repeat of the tragedy. The issue has not been settled yet, and this analysis of the incident provides useful insights into solutions to the current global mercury pollution problem.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Mercury Pollution in Minamata ebook for free in PDF format (2.3 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
74
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9789811073915
ISBN10
9811073910
ISBN13 Digital
9789811073922
ISBN10 Digital
9811073929
PDF Size
2.3 MB
License
CC BY

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