Mercury is essential to small-scale gold mining in South America however growing scrutiny of its well being and environmental impression within the Amazon is resulting in its prohibition all through the continent.
This investigation delves into the underworld of mercury, following its path from Guyana to neighboring Suriname, exploring the well being and environmental penalties, and what the prohibition of mercury would imply for the livelihoods of miners and communities throughout the Amazon.
‘MERCURY’ is a movie by Tom Laffay, produced by InfoAmazonia, an information journalism initiative which reviews on the Amazon. It kinds a part of a wider investigation known as ‘Mercury – Chasing the Quicksilver’ led by journalist Bram Ebus. Learn extra right here:
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