Gold Mining Is Lowest Emissions Producer

yeah, I know how this sounds but it just goes to show you can do anything you like with numbers. From a certain perspective--the perspective of emissions per tonne of newly mined gold, apparently-- gold is less polluting than aluminium, steel and coal.

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5 hours ago, Marina Schwarz said:

yeah, I know how this sounds but it just goes to show you can do anything you like with numbers. From a certain perspective--the perspective of emissions per tonne of newly mined gold, apparently-- gold is less polluting than aluminium, steel and coal.

This article is only considering air pollution... but what about soil and water pollution caused by cyanide spills or mercury ?

 

Another perspective on gold mining pollution :   https://www.brilliantearth.com/gold-mining-environment/

 

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Exactly. You've got numbers, you can do anything you want with them.

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