Mining School moving ahead with plans for mercury replacement regime

The recently established Guyana Geology and Mines Commission Mining School is seeking to raise levels of environmental sensitization across the local mining community by including environmental training as one of the core areas on its curriculum, the School’s Coordinator John Applewhite-Hercules has told Stabroek Business.

The local mining sector official revealed in an interview with this newspaper that the Mining School is part of a current initiative supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and local mining sector stakeholders under which consultants are being recruited to undertake an assessment of the environmental conditions in the local mining sector as it pertains to the use and prevalence of mercury in mining communities. Applewhite – Hercules told Stabroek Business that the initiative seeks to arrive at a determination regarding  the most suitable non-mercury recovery devices for  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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