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Eisaku Toda

Eisaku Toda

Eisaku Toda

Senior Programme Management Officer, Secretariat of Minamata Convention
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    Tales of Mercury-Containing Tailings

    Due to inefficiencies in ore processing, some ASGM tailings contain unrecovered gold. If the tailings contain mercury and are reprocessed using cyanide, significant mobilization of mercury to the environment can occur. This article reviews current tailings practices and provides recommendations on sound management of mercury-containing tailings in the ASGM context.