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A sluice box containing mercury, used in the filtration process, operates at a gold mine near Nieuw Koffiekamp. The World Wildlife Fund estimates the small-scale mining is responsible for some 20 tons of mercury entering the environment and posing a risk to people through fish consumption. (Associated Press)

A sluice box containing mercury, used in the filtration process, operates at a gold mine near Nieuw Koffiekamp. The World Wildlife Fund estimates the small-scale mining is responsible for some 20 tons of mercury entering the environment and posing a risk to people through fish consumption. (Associated Press)

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