Mercury Watch organization puts Ecuador on RED list due to mercury emissions

Posted on February 10, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Mining

Red List is on the world map. Alarm signal. It is the fourth Latin American country that emits more mercury worldwide. We surpass Colombia, Bolivia and Peru reported by Is Ecuador, nation dispersed annually 50 tons of mercury only for artisanal gold mining. The International Watch Mercury presented in Geneva in mid-January, an overall assessment of the amounts and locations of mercury releases due to artisanal gold mining. Read Article

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