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The pollution continued from 1932 to 1968. Methylmercury has bioaccumulated in fish and shellfish in the Shiranui Sea and Minamata Bay which, when consumed by local residents, have caused mercury poisoning resulting in deaths in humans, dogs, pigs and cats.
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Minamata disease is caused by severe mercury poisoning. Some of the symptoms include loss of peripheral vision, speech and hearing impairments, numbness in the legs and arms, ataxia, and general muscle weakness. In several cases, patients experienced paralysis, coma, and death within a few weeks of the onset of symptoms of poisoning. A form of the disease can also affect fetuses, causing abnormalities from birth.
This went on for 36 years. As the pollution continued, the company and the Japanese government did not take immediate action to curb the pollution. By March 2001, there were 2,265 victims of Minamata disease. 1,784 of them died and more than 10,000 were compensated by the company. By 2004, a total of US$86 million had been provided to victims of the disease, and the Chisso Corporation was ordered to clean it up of contaminants. In 1965, another outbreak of Minamata disease occurred in Niigata Prefecture.