Use of SODIUM CYANIDE in Gold Mining is a health Hazard 

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Use of SODIUM CYANIDE in Gold Mining is a health Hazard 

According to reliable reports from Kakamega County, some gold mining sites use Sodium Cyanide to process their gold. This is a great health hazard and should be stopped immediately.

Sodium cyanide is an inorganic compoundwith the formula NaCN. It is a white, water-soluble solid. Cyanide has a high affinity for metals, which leads to the high toxicity of this salt. Its main application, in gold mining, also exploits its high reactivity toward metals. It is a strong base. When treated with acid, it forms the toxic gas hydrogen cyanide:

NaCN + H2SO4 → HCN + NaHSO4 – Wikipedia 

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