A delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic visits MAYASA’s facilities of the Technological Center of Mercury
The visit is part of the United Nations’ Environmental Program (UNEP), 'Reduction of the global and local environmental risk attached to the primary extraction of mercury in Khaidarkan”.
The main goal was the exchange of experiences on remediation at places polluted with mercury, as is the case of the restoration of the mining dump of the Cerco de San Teodoro (Almadén).
The visit was of great interest, since the mine “Khaidarkan Mercury Mining”, located in the South of Kyrgyzstan constitutes the only known mercury mine which continues operating.
Technological Center of Mercury
From the Technological Center of Mercury scientific and technological support is offered to institutions and organizations linked to mercury.
The Technological Center of Mercury constitutes a national center which encompasses initiatives for the research and the technological research applied to mercury’s environmental problems and the risks it poses to health. It was born as a collaboration site with all the working groups, research institutes, universities and organizations, both of a domestic and an international nature, which are interested on searching the knowledge and solutions for the problems raised by this metal.
From the Center research works are carried out which allow scientific and technological support to those companies and institutions which so require for ameliorating or removing risks attached to the presence of mercury in products, emissions, wastes, and for taking part in projects and studies at an international level.
MAYASA and Grupo SEPI
MAYASA belongs to Grupo SEPI, a corporate holding which includes a total of 16 state-owned companies in which it has direct, majority shareholding participations, with a workforce of around 73,000 professionals in 2014; the Spanish state-owned television and radio corporation, Corporación Radiotelevisión Española, which is attached to SEPI, and one public foundation. Equally, SEPI has direct minority shareholdings in a further ten companies, and indirect shareholdings in more than one hundred companies.
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