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Mercury pollution and endangerment of indigenous communities resulting from gold mining in Suriname; a proposal for abatement


, : Mercury pollution and endangerment of indigenous communities resulting from gold mining in Suriname; a proposal for abatement. International Conference Mercury as a Global Pollutant: ges 183. 1999.



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