Environment Focus: NEMA Warns on Use of Mercury in Gold Mining

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Thousands of Ugandans are living off the exploitation of gold reserves dotted around the country. The search for the precious metal is however threatening the protection of the environment – as miners use unregulated mercury and fail to reclaim pits upon exhaustion of the resource. In our Environment Focus tonight, we explore the dangers facing the environment – and the country due to unregulated gold mining.