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The business of mercury in Bolivia

Autor: Campanini, Oscar

This study seeks to generate knowledge concerning the commercialization of mercury for gold mining in Bolivia and its link with commercialization chains to or from other countries in the region. It is partof a set of investigations in different countries about the commercialization of mercury within the framework of the SRJS Mercury Governance program of the  International Union for Conservation of Nature Netherlands (IUCN NL), which  in the case of Bolivia has the Centro de Documentacion e Información Bolivian
(CEDIB) as its investigative counterpart.
The object of the research focuses on mercury trading for gold mining since this is the primary use given to this element and since this activity is the main activity responsible for mercury emissions in Bolivia (Ministry of Environment and Water, 2017).

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