INTERNATIONAL GROUP SEEKS TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS ON SMALL MINES WORLDWIDE

BY KEITH NUTHALL

LARGE mining companies take the environment seriously today, maybe rather more than in times past. They are devoting significant resources to reducing or mitigating the environmental problems caused by mining. But what about the small and artisanal mines that pepper much of the developing world? These often tiny businesses also cause their share of environmental problems, sometimes working illegally on sites covered by large mining company concessions. How are they to secure the knowledge, know-how and technology required to reduce ...


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