Mercury use by Uganda’s small-scale gold miners

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Mercury use by Uganda’s small-scale gold miners
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Maxime Ouellet, ing.

Mercury use by Uganda’s small-scale gold miners

New programme seeks to make small-scale gold mining safer, cleaner and more profitable Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A new five year project is seeking to eliminate mercury use among Uganda’s artisanal and small scale miners. The project which is targeting 4,500 artisanal miners working in 11 mines around the country is aimed at reducing the use of mercury by 15 tonnes over the next five years. It also intends to support the formalization of the artisanal gold mining sector and increase access to finance. It is hoped that these interventions will eventually lead to the adoption of mercury-free technologies and allow access to more responsible and traceable gold supply chains in Uganda. A virtual inaugural inception workshop on Nov. 23 brought together Ugandan mining governance authorities and the technical services of the mining administration to introduce the key themes and priorities of the project. “Artisanal gold mining […]

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