ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION

JOHN CHUMO: Unsustainable gold mining a disaster in waiting

In Summary
  • Technological alternatives and environmentally friendly practices are critical to tackling chemical usage in ASM
  • However, while these exist, they are not always applicable due to geological, socioeconomic, cultural and other site-specific factors

Artisanal small-scale gold mining is recognised as a considerable source of revenue for millions of people in about 80 countries.

Artisanal small-scale mining takes place mostly in the global ...

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