Study finds Six Nations water contaminated with mercury, arsenic, heavy metals

Tine Ngata and her partner Jonathan Yaxley demonstrated a Haka about the power of women and water.

By Justin Lethbridge Writer A study of Six Nations water sources has found heavy metals, mercury, uranium and E. Coli seeping into wells and ground water. Testing on the McKenzie Creek found the presence of E. Coli, total phosphorus and nitrogen in high quantities as well as the presence of even more alarming forms of contamination. “Six Nations has heavy metals in their tap water,” Dr. Dawn Martin-Hill told community members gathered at the Six Nations Community Hall for a presentation of Earth Stewardship on May 5th, 2019. “They also have heavy metals in their well water and in their creek. They’re finding things like arsenic, which could be related to cigarette production because they do use arsenic in cigarette production. They’re also finding mercury, uranium, chromium, aluminim and a…

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