Japan: Johnny Depp Film ‘Minamata’ Brings Industrial Disaster to the Fore

Deutsche Welle

The film revisits the ongoing legal and health struggles of residents affected by an industrial mercury spill. Photographer Aileen Mioko Smith told DW she hopes the movie will reignite dialogue around the disaster.


Crops in Central China's Rice Belt Soaked in Toxic Mercury

The Conversation

Fish is often seen as the main source of mercury in food, but the brain damaging pollutant can be absorbed just as easily through rice.

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