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Adapted from UNEP Study on mercury sources and emissions, and analysis of cost and effectiveness of control measures, 2010.
Designed by Zoï Environment Network / GRID-Arendal, December 2012.
Uploaded on Tuesday 01 Oct 2013
Emissions to air
Emissions of mercury from ASGM reported for 2010 are more than twice those reported for 2005. While the higher price of gold and increased rural poverty may indeed have caused more activity in this sector, the increased emissions estimates are thought to explained mainly by better data (UNEP, 2013).