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Wit Transactions on Ecology and The Environment
On June 2, 2000, 330 pounds of elemental mercury from a local gold mine was spilled over a 45-kilometer stretch of the region's main road. The affected road represents the only route between towns and receives heavy foot traffic. People from the surrounding towns, believing the mercury to be valuable, gathered and carried mercury using any means available. They took mercury into their homes and in many cases handled mercury extensively, even going so far as to try to clean it. Adults anddoi:10.2495/rav060711 fatcat:qwsm6g3jvvdr3py7tjzj35enyy