Georgia: miners rally in Tkibuli

Up to 30 miners have gone to the mine in Georgia’s western Tkibuli municipality and have plans to stay there until their employer gives them and others their salaries and the government decides on the fate of mines. Work has been suspended in the Mindeli and Dzidziguri mines of Tkibuli since July 16, 2018 after…

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Kyrgyzstan: country to turn into mercury dumpsite, if Minamata Convention not adopted

The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan will submit the Minamata Convention for public discussion in the near future, member of the Parliament Rada Tumanbaeva reported. According to her, by joining the Minamata Convention, Kyrgyzstan will refuse to manufacture, export and import a number of mercury-containing products. “We do not have laws governing mercury-containing products. The Ministry of…

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Russia: scrap exports stopped

In September scrap exporters were unable to sell scrap, as they could not get the exporting licenses on time. The new order to export scrap came into effect on September 1. And the export to the countries other than the EAEU had to be quoted, with the total amount reaching 1 million tons until the…

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