Metal Mining is Responsible for 96% of Arsenic Emissions and 76% of Lead Emissions in the US

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Metal Mining is Responsible for 96% of Arsenic Emissions and 76% of Lead Emissions in the US

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 4:37pm

CAMPAIGN: Making Sustainable Jewlery Mainstream

CONTENT: Press Release

Metal Mining

    • 22 of 22 metal mines investigated by Earthworks were found to be contributing to water contamination

    • A typical gold ring results in 20 tons of mine waste

    • Cyanide and Mercury are typically used to separate gold from the ore

    • Metal mining is responsible for 96% of arsenic emissions and 76% percent of lead emissions in the US

    • Metal mining is the most toxic polluter in the United States

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Keywords: ARSENIC | CYANIDE | Earthworks | Emissions | Gold | METAL | Mining | lead | mercury

CAMPAIGN: Making Sustainable Jewlery Mainstream

CONTENT: Press Release

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