Chemicals and chemical waste in the extractive sector pose a great risk to miners, communities around mining areas and the environment. Large swaps of land near mining areas are often degraded; miners and communities nearby develop health problems but may not immediately associate their health problems with the effects of mining processes.
NAPE carried out an investigation to assess the levels of awareness on harmful aspects of chemicals and chemicals waste and how workers in mines, the communities and the environment were being protected from such harm. This report reveals the reality in selected artisanal mines in Uganda.
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