I was pregnant in 1980 downwind of a paper mill in St. Mary's Ga when I was a Navy wife near Kings Bay Submarine Naval Base . My son has Asperger's Syndrome, and is almost 27 years old. I am seeking legal counsel as I found a reference in a Georgia Tech study that the '76-'77 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by the US Navy revealled they knew there was a "problem" with mercury in Cumberland Sound BEFORE Navy commissioned Kings Bay in 1978 !
I have ordered this EIS through the FOIA. I am anxious to "meet" people like me who have autistic children after being pregnant near paper mills, especially while stationed in Kings Bay Submarine Naval Base, Ga.
I found my revelation ( about Navy's prior knowledge of mercury "problem" in Cumberland Sound before Kings Bay Submarine Naval Base was commissioned) in a link of the Georgia Tech paper titled :
"Water Quality Conditions Near Cumberland Island, Georgia "
http://gwri.ce.gatech.edu/GAConf/Procee ... 5paper.pdf
BTW, here is a Youtube from Chile about mercury contamination from paper mills:
and here is a Youtube about a Canadian study from the University of Calgary about "How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Degeneration: