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Mercury in gold mining: Environmental and health problems - Live webinar in Portuguese

04.09.2017 | Mercury in gold mining: Environmental and health problems - Live webinar in Portuguese

 

Date: September, 20th | Time: 11 am BRT / 2 pm UTC (GMT) | Duration: 1 hour

Mercury in gold mining: Environmental and health problems - Live webinar in Portuguese

Globally, the use of mercury in artisanal gold mining (coal mining) is growing and represents today the largest intentional use of mercury in the world, with 1500 tons per year of mercury used and released into the environment. The number of gold miners in the world is estimated at 16 million, producing around 400 tons of gold every year in more than 70 countries.

With our webinar speaker, Dr. Marcello Veiga, you can discuss how to monitor air emissions of mercury and how to analyze biological samples such as hair, urine, and fish. Moreover, the webinar will address solutions to the problems of environmental liabilities, especially for mining companies that have to live with illegal miners in their areas.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What is the need for monitoring mercury in artisanal mining towns and operations
  • How does mercury impacts health and environment
  • What are the main problems of artisanal gold mining and how to deal with them
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Dr. Marcello Veiga

Dr. Marcello Veiga has worked in the last 40 years as a metallurgical engineer and environmental geochemist for mining and consulting companies around the world. Since 1997, he has been a full professor at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Veiga has more than 300 articles published internationally, 32 Master's dissertations and Doctoral thesis focused on gold-mining and mercury problems.

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