Corporate blowback builds from Minamata treaty

National Aug 28, 2014

Corporate blowback builds from Minamata treaty

by Yuka Obayashi

The Japanese government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use and to name the resulting treaty after Minamata, the site of a homegrown industrial disaster from the 1950s when the toxic metal poured into a river, poisoning thousands. But a year after ...