Residents of Ontario First Nation sickened after high benzene levels detected

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The people of Aamjiwnaang First Nation are demanding a chemical plant, which is located right across the street from their reserve, be shut down after being repeatedly exposed to high levels of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical.

Many said the pollution left them feeling ill and anxious about the air they breathe. Carolyn Jarvis reports on how the First Nation is facing a possible environmental emergency.

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  1. Again with this First Nations propaganda. They are not a nation and never were. Also, they were the uncivilized aborigines. When are you guys going to start covering Canadian government corruption happening everywhere now? The actual First Nation here.

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  4. Why the hell is the reserve in that heavy industrial area! Are we still trying to kill Indigenous people? This isn’t the only place they’ve built industry all around a reserve either, there are others in Ontario.
    Of course government should shut them down, give them maximum fines for toxic emissions and give the reserve new clean land and build them a new community. They shouldn’t have to go through this type of thing over and over and have to fight for years for help.
    Shame, shame, shame on the companies, on whoever gave the industries the permits and zoned the land industrial, shame on all of us for not giving them more support and help . We took their land, are raping the resources , destroying the environment and treating them like they aren’t worthy of a decent life. ???????

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