Brazil Tackles Illegal Miners, But Finds Mercury Legacy Harder To Erase

"As the details of the humanitarian crisis in the Yanomami Indigenous Territory unfold amid action to remove illegal miners, mercury left by the rampant gold mining in the area will remain a lingering toxic legacy.
A range of solutions is needed to support communities at risk, monitor the situation, assist in the remediation of forests, and prevent continued pollution, experts say.

New technologies that can filter mercury are under development and testing, but are still far from being viable solutions at the scale that the problem inside the Amazon calls for."

Sean Mowbray reports for Mongabay March 16, 2023.

Source: Mongabay, 03/20/2023