Experts seek a way to assess the presence of mercury in the environment and organisms before it becomes toxic.
May 18, 2016
Samples were collected in the basin of the Madeira River in Rondonia State, the Tocantins river in the states of Goiás and Maranhão, and the Negro river in the Amazonas State.
April 1, 2016
The mining has left deep scars in the Yanomami people and in their territory. Between 1986 and 1990, it is estimated that 20% of the population (1,800 people) died due to disease and violence caused by invading gold miners.
August 15, 2015
Owner had license to extract tantalite in an area of 30 hectares. Inspection identified river deviation and soil contamination by mercury.