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Small gold mines in Senegal create high mercury contamination

February 9, 2018

A Duke University-led study has found high levels of mercury and methylmercury in soils, sediments and rivers near artisanal gold mines in Senegal. Nearly every sample collected from four mining villages contained mercury levels at least 10 times higher than World Health Organization and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards. Full Story

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