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Mercury Emissions from Gold Mining

Mercury Emissions from Gold Mining

PUBLICATION DATE: December 10, 2013

AUTHOR: Bonnie Gestring

SUMMARY: While much attention has been placed on coal-fired power plants and their mercury emissions, scant notice has been paid to gold mines and their role as the fifth largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S. Most of the mercury air emissions from gold mines are released by mines that use ore roasters to process the gold.

A Case for the Development of Mercury Regulations for Alaska’s Existing and Proposed Gold Mines

A Case for the Development of Mercury Regulations for Alaska’s Existing and Proposed Gold Mines

PUBLICATION DATE: February 1, 2009

AUTHOR: Anna Breithaupt for Alaskans for Responsible Mining

60 day notice to sue Queenstake Resources

60 day notice to sue Queenstake Resources

PUBLICATION DATE: June 11, 2007

AUTHOR: EARTHWORKS, Great Basin Mine Watch, Idaho Conservation League

Mercury Emission Reporting Violations

Mercury Emission Reporting Violations

PUBLICATION DATE: September 21, 2006

Three Nevada Gold Mines Grossly Under-Report Mercury Air Emissions

Three Nevada Gold Mines Grossly Under-Report Mercury Air Emissions

PUBLICATION DATE: August 14, 2006

AUTHOR: Great Basin Mine Watch, EARTHWORKS, Idaho Conservation League

Dramatic Increases in 2005 Reported Mercury Air Emissions at Two Nevada Mines

Dramatic Increases in 2005 Reported Mercury Air Emissions at Two Nevada Mines

PUBLICATION DATE: August 14, 2006

AUTHOR: Great Basin Mine Watch, EARTHWORKS, Idaho Conservation League

Leaders and Laggards

Leaders and Laggards

PUBLICATION DATE: February 13, 2006

AUTHOR: Earthworks

SUMMARY: For the first time ever, eight of the world's top jewelry retailers have pledged to move away from "dirty" gold sales and are calling on mining corporations to ensure that gold is produced in more socially and environmentally responsible ways.

Dirty Metals

Dirty Metals

PUBLICATION DATE: June 16, 2004

AUTHOR: Earthworks, Oxfam America

SUMMARY: This report details the massive pollution, huge open pits, devastating community health effects, worker dangers and, in many cases, human rights abuses that have become hallmarks of gold and metals mining in countries such as Peru, Indonesia, Ghana and in parts of the United States.

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