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A Toxics-Free Future


Fish & Community Mercury Monitoring Project in Uruguay

RAPAL Uruguay conducted research on how a chlorine making plant (EFICE) located close to Montevideo is likely responsible for mercury contamination of the surrounding towns and ecosystem. According to their research, there is strong evidence that mercury used during the chlorine making process has been contaminating the ecosystem and poisoning local residents. Unfortunately, due to a lack of transparency and government support, residents have not been able to address this issue. RAPAL also collected fish and hair samples from the area and sent it to an accredited laboratory to test it for mercury content.