Summary report: Technical and socio-economic profiles of Global Mercury Project sites (May 2004)
The Global Mercury Project (GMP) is located in communities and mining areas within six participating countries – Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sudan, Brazil, Indonesia and Lao PDR. Project sites were selected based on the importance of artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) in these regions and the proximity of communities1 to international waters that may be impacted by ASM, particularly with respect to pollution generated from the misuse of mercury. Although the project sites differ somewhat in terms of population, geography, cultural context, mining practices and mining history, they share a critical similarity – ASM represents an essential source of livelihood.
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