Lead and Mercury Projects

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USAID, Department of State
Project Partners

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development


Pure Earth is conducting pilot cleanups of mercury contamination caused by artisanal gold mining in Colombia. We are also following up with health monitoring to determine the effectiveness of competed lead cleanup, while providing training on the proper way to recycle used lead-acid batteries. The goal is to build capacity to help the country address lead poisoning caused by battery recycling and mercury pollution caused by gold-mining.

See our project in Malambo or read the story about our cleanup in The Pollution Blog below.

Helping Malambo’s Children Break Free From Lead Poisoning