Comments on: Catching gold fever http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/03/29/catching-gold-fever/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Steve39 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/03/29/catching-gold-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-346536 Sun, 03 Apr 2011 15:16:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=19621#comment-346536 Thais are wonderful people, mai bpen rai, is almost the country’s motto, it means “no matter;whatever; no problem.”

I guarantee you that every man, woman and child who works in this sort of mine suffers from mercury poisoning–even if they don’t know it yet.

Remember the “Mad Hatter?” He was mad because at one time hat leather was treated with mercury compounds, and eventually every hatter developed sever neurological disease.

C’mon Ministry of the Interior, in Thaliand, outlaw mercury (which will not work) AND add a local small amalgam (gold mixed with mercury) oven with a condenser, to recapture (most) of the mecury. It would not even be very expensive.

Every atom of mercury will return to earth to create deadly pollution.

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