Mercury is a highly poisonous heavy metal which evaporates at room temperature. The decontamination of leakages requires high technical and logistical efforts.
Mercury in the mining sector
Especially the gold mining sector is a major pollutant of mercury contamination into ground water, organisms and the air with huge effects on the environment and living conditions.
The trade and mediation of international hazardous waste amounts into certified EU facility promotes international cooperation and protects the environment against illegal dumping.