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RPS 2002-02: Mercury Pollution Due to Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Philippines: An Economic Analysis

The study reviews small-scale gold mining in the Philippines and assesses economically mercury pollution and other development problems of the industry. The end purpose is to suggest measures to address the problems and promote better environmental and overall management of small-scale mining. The study uses secondary data from mining institutions as well as primary data from key informants and small-scale gold miners and processors in the two case study sites.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Israel, Danilo C.; Asirot, Jasminda; natural resources and environment; environmental issues; environmental management;
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