According to the NY Times Nov. 9, 2019, Ms. Yuyun, environmentalist, estimates that illicit manufacturers in Indonesia produce more than 10,000 tons of mercury a year.
About a third is used in gold mining in Indonesia, she said, the rest smuggled overseas
Based on these studies, the environmental group estimates that decades of mining have poisoned 500,000 people.
The mercury trade is lucrative, but the gold business it supports is far more profitable. By some estimates, Indonesia’s illicit small-scale gold miners produce as much as $5 billion a year.
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