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Nigeria, UN commence scheme to phase out use of mercury in gold mining

Cross Section of Participants

An initiative aimed at reducing and eventually phase out the use of mercury in gold mining in Nigeria formally commenced at an inception workshop held virtually on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Cross section of participants at the webinar The Project Preparatory Phase of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) PlanetGOLD in Nigeria is being implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development ...

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Global Witness: Chinese miner’s role in Congo gold rush

Sophia Pickles

Chinese-owned mining company exporting to Dubai gave armed groups AK-47s for access to gold, alleges Global Witness, an international NGO that works to break links between natural resource exploitation, conflict, poverty, corruption, and human rights abuses  Armed groups in Shabunda territory, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, received gifts of arms and cash from a Chinese mining company and made up to $25,000 per month extorted ...

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State of emergency in Peru as illegal gold mining causes mercury contamination

Madre de Dios

Peru’s government has declared a two-month state of emergency across 11 Amazon jungle districts due to mercury contamination caused by widespread illegal gold mining activities. The South American country, home to 13 percent of the iconic Amazon rainforest, is the sixth largest gold producer in the world. Covert mining for the luxury metal, however, has been a major cost to the environment and human ...

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