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26 May 2014 | newsletter | project: 1223   Global Mercury Project Newsletter: January 2003
The article highlights how extensive "Artisanal gold mining" is especially in many developing countries as it provides an important source of livelihood, particularly in rural regions where economic alternatives are critically limited. It also presents figures on the number of miners in the different regions worldwide. More importantly, it presents the impact of such activity on the environment and public health.
26 May 2014 | presentation | project: 1223   Mercury/Artisanal Gold Mining : Presentation GEF International Waters Conference 2000
The long-term objective of this project is to assist a pilot suite of developing countries located in several key transboundary river/lake basins in assessing the extent of pollution from current activities, introduce cleaner gold mining and extraction technologies which minimize or eliminate mercury releases and develop capacity and regulatory mechanisms that will enable the sector to minimize negative environmental impacts
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Global MercuryProjects Newsletter June 2003
In this issue we highlight the decision of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to give GMP the benefit of their advisory services and technical field support. In addition to USEPA, WHO Jakarta declared their interest in supporting health related programs for mercury-affected mining communities in Indonesia. Another good news is the completion of the Protocols and Questionnaires for the Environmental and Health Assessment (E&HA) of mercury impacts in hotspot areas.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Global MercuryProjects Newsletter November 2003
In this issue we highlight the news that CETEM has completed the field work for the Environmental and Health Assessment (E&HA) of mercury impacts in Brazil and Indonesia. In Tanzania, BGS also finished its fieldwork in the Rwamagasa area (drainage to the Tanganyika Lake) where biological, geological and human samples where collected to be analyzed. In Zimbabwe, the French Institute, BRGM has been conducting the Environmental Assessment in the Kadoma-Chakari region.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Global MercuryProjects Newsletter March 2004
This issue highlights the strategy for implementation of the demonstration units as well as the situation of the artisanal miners in Lao PDR. The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) and the Governmental counterparts recognize that education is the key for effective measures in reducing mercury emissions in developing countries. Hands-on training will be provided to miners and other stakeholders. The training units proposed by GMP go after miners and not vice-versa. The rampant use of mercury as a result of the high gold price must be combated at the source.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Global MercuryProjects Newsletter December 2004
In this issue we highlight the results from the environmental and health assessments conducted in mercury-affected hotspots in Brazil, Indonesia and Tanzania as well as the follow-up activities for the dissemination of results and training of local health authorities. Additionally we will report on training activities for laboratory technicians in applying state of the art methods in monitoring mercury pollution.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Global MercuryProjects NEWSLETTER January, 2006
This issue highlights fieldwork conducted at project sites as the GMP moves toward completing its implementation objectives. The Project Coordination Unit is working closely with Assistant Country Focal Points and many local implementation partners to introduce Technical Demonstration Units, launch mercury awareness campaigns, and return the results of health assessments to people in communities. In addition, an expanded policy group is collaborating with national experts to draft and revise regulatory reforms dealing with mercury use, while looking at trade, regional policy frameworks, community development, and economic policy.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Artisanal newsletter Issue 3: December 2006 English
During the last four months, our team in Central Kalimantan has been working to provide as much useful information about mercury as possible to the entire community of Kereng Pangi. We have been working closely with schools, health clinics, and gold shops in the township, as well as groups of artisanal miners in the goldfields.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Artisanal newsletter Issue 2: October 2006 Indonesian
The newsletter is in Indonesian.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Artisanal newsletter Issue 2: October 2006 English
In this second issue of our newsletter we focus on burning mercury more safely. This is because the public health issue of mercury vapor in the air is a serious issue which must be addressed with practical information and advice.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Artisanal newsletter Issue 1: August, 2006 Indonesian
The newsletter is in Indonesian.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Artisanal newsletter Issue 1: August, 2006 English
Welcome to all readers of this first issue of “Rumah Emas Kita”, keeping you up-to-date on the progress of the Global Mercury Project in Central Kalimantan.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Rumah Emas Kita (Edition 01 August 2006)
English. "Welcome to all readers of this first issue of “Rumah Emas Kita”, keeping you up-to-date on the progress of the Global Mercury Project in Central Kalimantan. By now, people in Kereng Pangi might be thinking about two new billboards we put up recently. These herald the start of our Awareness Campaign and their purpose is to make people in the town realize that Mercury pollution is dangerous. When the whole community is aware of the health impacts, we can act together to reduce them..."
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Rumah Emas Kita (Edisi 02 Oktober 2006)
Bahasa Indonesia. "Pada edisi kedua Rumah Emas kali ini kita akan berfokus pada cara pembakaran raksa yang aman. Hal ini karena masalah kesehatan masyarakat akibat uap raksa adalah masalah yang serius yang harus ditindak lanjuti dengan informasi dan saran-saran praktis. Pada awal September, tim kami mendapat pelatihan lanjutan untuk membangun kapasitas mereka dalam menyampaikan pesan ini kepada para penambang dan untuk mendemonstrasikan teknologi yang lebih aman untuk dipakai, seperti retort. Segera setelah pelatihan, kampanye pengurangan penggunaan raksa mulai diluncurkan. Acara publik ini dihadiri oleh banyak masyarakat setempat, dan disiarkan secara langsung melalui radio setempat, dan dimuat dalam surat kabar utama di propinsi, Kalteng Post..."
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Rumah Emas Kita (Edition 02 October 2006)
English. "In this second issue of our newsletter we focus on burning mercury more safely. This is because the public health issue of mercury vapor in the air is a serious issue which must be addressed with practical information and advice. At the start of September, our team was given further training to build their capacity to broadcast this message to the mining community and to demonstrate safer technology, such as retorts. Directly after the training, our mercury-reduction campaign was officially launched. This public event was well attended by the local community, broadcast live by local radio, and reported on by the major provincial newspaper, the Kalteng Post..."
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Rumah Emas Kita (Edition 03 December 2006)
English. "During the last four months, our team in Central Kalimantan has been working to provide as much useful information about mercury as possible to the entire community of Kereng Pangi. We have been working closely with schools, health clinics, and gold shops in the township, as well as groups of artisanal miners in the goldfields. Our team has been providing direct consultation and advice to users of mercury, delivering practical training, and distributing a comprehensive set of brochures. Additionally, we have been reaching out through radio broadcasts, public film screenings and educational seminars at schools..."
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Rumah Emas Kita (Edisi 01 Agustus 2006)
Bahasa Indonesia. Global Mercury Project (GMP) adalah program yang bertujuan mengurangi limbah merkuri (raksa) dari kegiatan tambang tradisional. Program yang dilakukan di daerah tambang di enam negara - Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sudan, Brasil, Laos dan Indonesia - bermaksud memperkenalkan teknologi yang lebih aman, memperkuat tata pemerintahan, melatih para penambang, mengembangkan mekanisme perundangundangan, dan meningkatkan kapasitas staf laboratorium dan petugas kesehatan setempat untuk memantau pencemaran raksa. Lokasi program GMP dipilih berdasarkan pentingnya tambang skala kecil di negaranegara ini dan kedekatan relatif terhadap perairan internasional yang mungkin terkena dampak pencemaran raksa.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Brazil - Cuide Do Seu Tesouro
Esta ai para te ajudar Ande sempre com esta catilha ela nao pode faltar. O Seu Sobrinho esta la na SEMMA de portas abertas e so procurar.
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Mercury and small scale gold mining - magnitude and challenges worldwide. Presentation given by Dr. Kevin Telmer to the International Conference on Managing the International Supply and Demand of Mercury, in Brussels
Author: Kevin Telmer (October 2006)
07 May 2010 | newsletter | project: 1223   Economic aspects of reducing mercury pollution in artisanal gold mining
The presentation was given by Simon D. Handelsman and Dr. Marcello Veiga at the Canadian Institute of Mining Annual Meeting in Vancouver (May 2006)

 

 

 

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