minamata disease

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  • Minamata 1938
  • Chisso Co began releasing toxic mercury waste into the minamata bay
  • MInamata 1950
  • The mercury was absorbed by the fish which made cats contaminated as well.
  • People  started to complain of strange ilnesses and having epileptic type seisures. Doctors did not know what caused them 
  • Minamata 1953
  • 900 PEOPLE KILLED AND 1200 AFFECTED BECAUSE OF CHISSO
  • Chisso hid all the evidence that they caused the epileptic seisures and didnt get any blame till 1968 and the effect were calculated
  • People started leaving and a cleaning operation began
  • minamata 1970
  • The president of Chisso was found guilty and had to pay 494 billion Japanese Yen
  • Minamata 1995
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