Definition of Minamata bay
1. Noun. A bay on the west coast of Kyushu; in the 1950s industrial wastes caused mercury poisoning among the Japanese people who ate fish from Minamata Bay.
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Literary usage of Minamata bay
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1. Environmental Epidemiology by National Research Council (1992)
"MERCURY CONTAMINATION In 1953, a severe neurological disorder was first recognized among persons living in several villages near minamata bay, Japan. ..."
2. Planet Geographyby Stephen Codrington by Stephen Codrington (2005)
"However, as the pollution of minamata bay in Japan showed, ¡1 can be the pollutants that cannot be seen which cause most harm. from a chemical factory. ..."
3. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"Minamata Disease Minamata disease was defined as. methyl- mercury poisoning that occurred among the people living along minamata bay in Kyushu, Japan (3). ..."