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発刊年月
2012.02
ISBN
978-4-535-58622-2
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ページ数
208ページ
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C3036
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内容紹介

チッソが廃液を水俣湾に流しはじめた1932年以前に、中毒症は広く知られていた。

小社刊『メチル水銀を水俣湾に流す』の増補英訳版。



A decision had to be made, “Should we begin to discharge the acetaldehyde wastewater into the Minamata bay or not?”

On the 7th of May 1932, the indiscriminate slaughter started in silence.



The author shows that the horrible symptoms of methylmercury poisoning have been well known to the general public, at least in Europe, since the 19th century, and he also points out that the dangers in the production using organic mercury has been common knowledge among professionals in the manufacturing field, long before the 7th of May 1932, when the Nihon Chisso Minamata Plant began to discharge effluents containing organic mercury into Minamata Bay, Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan.



This book is the enlarged English edition of the Japanese edition entitled Mechiru-suigin wo Minamata-wan ni nagasu(Discharging Methylmercury into Minamata Bay), 2008.

目次

Introduction



Part I. The Discovery of Methylmercury Poisoning

1. St. Bartholomew's Hospital (London, UK), 1865

2. The Royal Institute of Forestry (St. Petersburg, Russian Empire), 1881

3. The Sankyozawa Power Plant (Sendai, Tohoku), 1888

4. The Nihon Chisso Fertiliser Corporation (Minamata Village, Ashikita County, Kumamoto Prefecture), 1908

5. Dr. Alexander Wacker, Gesellschaft f?r Elektrochemische Industrie KG (Burghausen, Germany), 1916

6. The University of Z?rich (Z?rich, Switzerland), 1916

7. The University of Illinois (Illinois, US), 1920

8. Northwestern University (Illinois, US), 1921

9. Notre Dame University (Indiana, US), 1921

10. Oxford University (Oxford, UK), 1927

11. Minamata Bay (Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan), 1932



Part II. The Town under the Star-Studded Sky

1. The Sannengaura Seashore, 1188

2. The Funatsu Hamlet, 1190

3. The Kiyusuno Basin, 1191

4. The Koijishima Island, 1585

5. The Sogi Power Plant, 1906

6. Minamata Bay, 1911

7. The Kogagawa River, 1934

8. The Hama-Hachimangu Shrine, 1939

9. Minamata Bay, 1940

10. The Elementary School, 1953

11. The Old Factory Site, 1954

12. The Hibyoin (Isolation Hospital), 1954

13. The City Hall, 1954

14. The Minamata Health Centre, 1955

15. The Town under the Star-Studded Sky, 1956

16. The Minamata Health Centre, 1956

17. The Minamata Plant Company Hospital, 1956

18. The Minamatagawa River Estuary, 1956

19. Mt. Akibasan, 1956

20. The Myojingahana Peninsula, 1956

21. The Yunoko Resort, 1957

22. The Hama Public Hall, 1958

23. The Minamatagawa River Estuary, 1958

24. The Minamata Health Centre, 1958

25. The Myojingahana Peninsula, 1959



Appendix:

The symptoms of methylmercury poisoning

Why did it take place in Japan?

Let's be careful when using the term "Minamata disease"

Patients' compensation

Methylmercury poisoning from eating contaminated seafood is occurring all over the world

The author's motivation for writing this book