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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury goes to Geneva for COP1 Minamata Convention on Mercury

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury goes to Geneva for COP1 Minamata Convention on Mercury

Big news! I’m going to Geneva with Chasing Mercury next week.  I'll be covering the 1st Conference of the Parties Signatory to the Minamata Convention on Mercury since the treaty went into force, August 16, 2017. The primary themes of Chasing Mercury were inspired by the signing of the Minamata Convention by a UNESCO initiative in 2013 at the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan, nearly sixty years after the toxic effects of the persistent organic pollutant methyl mercury was found to cause Minamata disease— and forty-five years after a ballerina named Sicily met a powwow dancer whistleblower journalist name Forest.  

 

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