Pollution at the ends of the Earth

Chemicals are turning up in small Arctic villages far from factories and cities

By Douglas Fox, 00:00 AM January 6, 2010

The village of Kuujjuaq, in northern Canada, is home to about 2,100 people.

The village of Kuujjuaq, in northern Canada, is home to about 2,100 people.

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No roads lead to Kuujjuaq. You can only get to this village, high in the Canadian Arctic, by boat or plane. The trees here are stunted and small, but the bears grow big. The 500 kids who live in Kuujjuaq (pronounced KOO-joo-ak) have unusual chores: they help their parents catch fish and hunt caribou to eat. This place might seem far away from the big problems of big cities, like water po...

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