Guidance for Conducting a Rapid Environmental Mercury Assessment of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sites in the Context of National Action Plans

Stony Brook University, UN Environment | 31 Dec 2019

The overall goal of this document is to provide guidelines for conducting a rapid environmental assessment of mercury release, fate and transport through the environment due to ASGM activities. The primarily audience includes countries that develop NAPs for ASGM. Specifically, this guidance aims to support countries in assessing the potential for mercury contamination and exposure as required by the Minamata Convention strategy to prevent exposure of vulnerable populations to mercury used in ASGM.

 
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