The government is stepping up the campaign to teach small-scale miners and enhance their capacities to process gold using more environment-friendly methods and technologies. Director Leo Jasareno, of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said small-scale miners must refrain from using mercury, a heavy toxic metal that is harmful to both people and environment.
Read more: MGB steps up drive for clean, eco-friendly mining practices

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