Supreme Court says companies must pay for Grassy Narrows mill-site maintenance - 2019-12-06

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F0.png Supreme Court says companies must pay for Grassy Narrows mill-site maintenance December 6, 2019, Canadian Press, CTV News

OTTAWA -- Two forest-product companies are on the hook for looking after a mercury-contaminated site near Ontario's Grassy Narrows First Nation, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.

The 4-3 decision Friday brought some clarity to a long-running dispute over one element of the legacy of environmental poisoning that has caused significant health problems for many residents.

Eight years ago, the Ontario government ordered Weyerhaeuser Co. and a firm that later became Resolute Forest Products to care for a mercury waste-disposal site in Dryden, Ont., where toxic material from a pulp-and-paper mill's operations entered the English-Wabigoon river system in the 1960s.

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{{cite news | title = Supreme Court says companies must pay for Grassy Narrows mill-site maintenance | url = https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/supreme-court-says-companies-must-pay-for-grassy-narrows-mill-site-maintenance-1.4718057 | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CTV News | date = December 6, 2019 | accessdate = December 8, 2019 }}