are at work, they are busy processing gold. The method
being used was heavily causing water pollution in Nyamukwarara
Bridge along Chimoio-Tete Road
River heavily polluted by panning activities taking
place in Nyamukwarara River. The mercury which is used
in processing gold has an effect to aquatic life and
the people who consume fish in the affected rivers.
It is making cost of processing water for Beira and
other small towns very expensive. The polluted water
makes pumps of farmers who draw water from the affected
rivers fail because the fine soil particles suspended
in the water. The activites are also contributing to
siltation of Pungwe River.