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The Extractive Industries and Society Journal Elsevier

The Extractive Industries and Society is the one journal devoted to disseminating in-depth analysis of the socio-economic and environmental impacts of mining and oil and gas production on societies, both past and present. It provides a platform for the exchange of ideas on a wide range of issues and

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Mercury Still Poisoning Latin America Inter Press Service

Informal gold mining is the main source of mercury emissions in Latin America. An artisanal gold miner in El Corpus, Choluteca along the Pacific ocean in Honduras.

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AMBIO A Journal of the Human Environment BioOne

(2015) Gold losses and mercury recovery in artisanal gold mining on the Madeira River, Brazil. Journal of Cleaner Production 102, 370-377. Online publication date 1 Sep 2015 .

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AMBIO A Journal of the Human Environment 2009Rodolfo N Sousa Marcello M VeigaEnvironmental education Performance indicator Environmental impact assessment

Mercury contamination from artisanal gold mining in

The artisanal gold mining sector in Colombia has 200,000 miners officially producing 30tonnes Au/a. In the Northeast of the Department of Antioquia, there are 17 mining towns and between 15,000 and 30,000 artisanal gold miners.

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Science of The Total Environment 2011Paul Cordy Marcello M Veiga Ibrahim Salih Sari Alsaadi Stephanie Console Ose University of British Columbia University of Toronto United Nations Industrial DevelopRural area Mercury Urban area Gold mining Artisanal mining Air pollution

Mercury contamination in artisanal gold mining area of

Mercury emission and distribution Potential contamination in artisanal gold mining regions of Nilambur, Kerala, environmental risks at a small-scale gold mining operation, Phichit South India. Journal of Environment 01 7-13.

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The Effects of Small Scale Gold Mining on Living

In recent times, there has been a surge in small scale mining activities in Ghana which has made significant contributions to the national gold output, foreign exchange earnings, and

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International Journal of Social Science Research 2014Mabel Akosua Hoedoafia Benjamin Spears Ngmekpele Cheabu Vida Korang Catholic University College of Ghana Catholic University College KensingtonIllegal mining

Reactivity and Control of Mercury Released From Artisanal

Reactivity and Control of Mercury Released From Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining EPA Grant Number FP917787 Title Reactivity and Control of Mercury Released From Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

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The Toxic Toll of Indonesia's Gold Mines Latest Stories

Small-scale gold mining began to take hold in Indonesia after the 1998 fall of Suharto, its longtime military ruler, and has flourished in an ensuing era of lax governance.

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Going for the Gold Causes Mercury Pollution in the River

In the meantime, it's estimated that 10 million to 20 million miners around the world use mercury for gold mining (and artisanal and small-scale gold mining is the largest use of mercury in the world). 4 As it stands, Peru does not restrict mercury imports even though it's estimated that 95 percent of it is used for unregulated mining. 5

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Mercury exposure among artisanal gold miners in Madre de

One third of all anthropogenic mercury emissions worldwide are from artisanal gold mining, which uses mercury to extract gold. Although recent reports suggest that the Madre de Dios region in Peru (with 30,000 artisanal miners) has extensive mercury contamination, residents had never been assessed for mercury exposure.

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Artisanal miners to stick to mercury use Mining Zimbabwe

However, human activity is the main cause of mercury releases, particularly coal-fired power stations, residential coal burning for heating and cooking, industrial processes, waste incinerations and mining for mercury, gold and other metals.

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WorstPolluted Projects Reports

Global Mercury Project Removal of Barriers to Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Gold Mining and Extraction Technologies." GEF/UNDP/UNIDO, 2004. M.M. Veiga, et al. "Pilot Project for the Reduction of Mercury Contamination Resulting From Artisanal Gold Mining Fields in the Manica District of Mozambique", 2005.

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The Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining on the Environment

The objectives of this study were to measure levels of arsenic, manganese, cobalt, lead, and mercury in the environment and characterize health risks to miners and residents in an area with active artisanal and small-scale gold mining operations.

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Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold

This paper is one of three synthesis documents produced via an integrated assessment (IA) that aims to increase understanding of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana.

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Developing National Action Plans for Artisanal and Small

of) mercury use in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. Article 13 of the Convention established a financial mechanism that includes the Global

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2e Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Current and

Home Program Technical Program 2e Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Current and historical emissions, current practices and future projections 2e Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Current and historical emissions, current practices and future projections

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Small gold mines in Senegal create high mercury

A new study has found high levels of mercury and methylmercury in soils, sediments and rivers near artisanal gold mines in Senegal. Nearly every sample collected from four mining villages

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Mercury Pollution in Amap, Brazil Mercury Amalgamation

Mercury (Hg) poses a public health burden in the Amazon and worldwide. Although usually attributed to Hg used in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM), the primary source of elevated Hg in Amazonian aquatic ecosystems is contested since there have not been tools to differentiate between Hg from ASGM and Hg from other sources such as increased soil erosion associated with land-cover

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Mercury Use and the Socio-Economic Significance of

The significant impact of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) on socio-economic development, health and the environment is quickly becoming recognized by environment and development policy-makers both locally where ASGM occurs in rural areas of developing

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INC 2 BrIefINg PaPer SerIeS Mercury in Artisanal and Small

INC 2 BrIefINg PaPer SerIeS Mercury in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Mercury is used to extract gold from ore by forming a mercury-gold mixture.

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Environmental Monitoring of the Effects of Conventional

Simbarashe Mudyazhezha, Reginald Kanhukamwe, Environmental Monitoring of the Effects of Conventional and Artisanal Gold Mining on Water Quality in Ngwabalozi River, Southern Zimbabwe, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 123-127.

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International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis 2014Simbarashe Mudyazhezha Reginald KanhukamweWater quality Gold panning Biomonitoring Mercury

Environmental monitoring of the effects of conventional

study sought to assess the effects of conventional gold mining which use cyanide for gold extraction and artisanal gold mining which uses mercury amalgamation on water quality in Ngwabalozi River. Along the river, there are gold panning

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International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis 2014Simbarashe Mudyazhezha Reginald KanhukamweWater quality Gold panning Biomonitoring Mercury

Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining on Human Health and the

Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining on Human Health and the Environment in the Batouri Gold District, East Cameroon There is no Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) system for the mining sector in Cameroon, and miners are exposed to numerous health and safety risks inherent from Artisanal Gold Mining (AGM) activity.

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GUIDANCE DOCUMENT Developing a National Action Plan to

Strategic Plan to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (UNEP 2011), and is intended to reflect Convention obligation and other advances in understanding of the ASGM sector. This document provides guidance to countries in formulating NAPs that are compliant with the

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The Minamata Convention on Mercury and Artisanal and Small

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is increasing global interest in mercury pollution reduction activities, particularly in the area of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM). For most developing countries, ASGM is the largest source of mercury pollution.

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Artisanal Gold Mining, Mercury and Sediment in Central

A field survey was undertaken in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia (Borneo) to assess the extent and practices of Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM), and to measure sediment and mercury flows in the provinces' rivers.

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All That is Gold Does Not Glitter Mercury Exposure to

Bento, Andreia L. (2017) All That is Gold Does Not Glitter Mercury Exposure to Children in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mines and the Inadequacy of the Minamata Convention, Journal of International Business and Law Vol. 16 Iss. 2, Article 10.

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Impact of alluvial artisanal and small-scale gold mining

Meanwhile, artisanal small-scale gold mining in the region has continued. Large tracts of lowland rainforest have been transformed to desert-like landscapes, human populations have been exposed to mercury health risks, and the ecosystem has

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Aubrey LangelandGold mining Mercury

Reducing global mercury emissions in artisanal and small

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is the largest source of human-caused mercury emissions, surpassing even coal-burning. With more than 15 million small-scale gold miners operating in more than 70 countries today, finding a way to reduce mercury emissions is vital.

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GUIDANCE DOCUMENT Developing a National Action Plan to

National Strategic Plan to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining(UNEP 2011), and is intended to reflect Convention obligation and

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