Mercury sources and use for study
The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) will soon begin research on mercury sources as well as its use in Guyana.
In an ad in the newspapers, the GGMC advised that through funding provided by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guianas, it is seeking the services of a short-term consultant to undertake research into the various sources from which mercury enters Guyana as well as its distribution networks and use in the small and medium-scale gold mining sector.
Mercury is widely used here in the amalgamating of gold and poses serious health risks if not properly used. Bans on its trade have been instituted by the US and the European Union. Local miners have pleaded with the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.