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Chemicals that were banned from use in the 40s and 50s are still ubiquitous in the Chemical Valley. So much so that they're showing up in the bloodstreams of children from the nearby First Nations reserve, Aamjiwnaang.
Since we visited the site of the most polluted air in all of Canada, the people of Sarnia and Aamjiwnaang have had to deal with two pipeline leaks and a ditch polluted with benzene.
The most shocking thing about Sarnia, Ontario’s “Chemical Valley” is that people actually live there.