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Press Release: Côte d'Ivoire takes action to combat mercury use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining



  • Côte d'Ivoire acts to reduce mercury pollution from its artisanal gold mining sector
  • Over half a ton of mercury is used by Côte d'Ivoire’s miners annually
  • $17-million initiative will support access to markets, finance and the uptake of mercury-free technologies by miners

Abidjan, 25th April 2023 – The Ivorian Government has taken decisive action to protect the nation’s health and environment today, launching a $17-million project to reduce the use of mercury in its artisanal gold mining sector.

Read the full press release here 

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