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Status of Mercury in Mexico

June 1, 2000 34 pages
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Status of Mercury in Mexico

June 1, 2000 34 pages


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This report was prepared by the National Institute of Ecology (Instituto Nacional de Ecología—INE), a deconcentrated body of the Ministry of the Environment, Natural Resources and Fisheries (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente, Recursos Naturales y Pesca—Semarnap).

The purpose of this report is to analyse the extraction, use, shipping and final disposal of waste contaminated with mercury throughout Mexico, so as to assess the quantities of this metal in circulation, and the emissions and discharges of this metal occurring on the country’s territory. The report also considers the risks to the general public, and especially those segments most exposed to mercury; i.e., those that live in proximity to the largest emission sources or carry on work activities that involve the use of mercury.

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Document Type: Background paper
Theme: Pollutants