Domtar offers to hire mercury investigators for reported leeching at Dryden, ON, mill

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Domtar offers to hire mercury investigators for reported leeching at Dryden, ON, mill

March 03, 2017 - 18:25
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DRYDEN, ON, March 3, 2017 (TbNewsWatch) -The Dryden Mill's parent company is offering to pay for an independent expert to assess whether mercury is still leeching from the site into the Wabigoon River.

Domtar spokeswoman Bonny Skene issued the statement to media in the aftermath of a report from scientist John Rudd on behalf of Grassy Narrows First Nation that claims mercury levels in the river below the mill site are 130 times higher than normal.

Skene said Domtar hasn't seen the study and doesn't yet know its methodology but the company is encouraged the First Nation's leadership has shared it with provincial authorities and that Ontario has committed publicly to cleaning up the legacy

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