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IMPORTATION OF MERCURY FOR GOLD MINING REDUCED IN THE LAST 2 YEARS – GGMC

Following Guyana’s commitment to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, there has been a notable decrease in the importation of mercury for gold mining purposes over the past two years. The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission remains actively involved in monitoring mercury usage and raising awareness about its hazards, even as they report a reduction in importation. Renata Burnette provides additional information on the current status of mercury usage in Guyana, the efforts of the Commission, and the impact of the Minamata Convention in her report.

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