In terms of the Minamata Convention ASG is committed to assisting efforts to remove mercury from contaminated materials in gold processing.
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. The objective of the Minamata Convention is to protect the human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.
It contains, in support of this objective, provisions that relate to the entire life cycle of mercury, including controls and reductions across a range of products, processes and industries where mercury is used, released or emitted. The treaty also addresses the direct mining of mercury, its export and import, its safe storage and its disposal once as waste. Pinpointing populations at risk, boosting medical care and better training of health-care professionals in identifying and treating mercury-related effects will also result from implementing the convention.
Mercury Removal Unit
This unit will remove mercury from contaminated ores or carbons safely and will scrub the mercury vapour from the flue and leave a contained mercury concentrate for safe disposal.