Cooperation with Mexican scientists on risk assessment of abandoned mining sites


Péter Scharek, Senior Research Associate of the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary contacted our group in seeking for partners for a future Hungarian-Mexican cooperation on the risk assessment and risk reduction of a large area contaminated by historical cinnabar mining in Mexico. The topic is entirely fitting into the research field of the BME reaserach team. We anticipate that  BME's expertise would efficiently complement the work of the Mexican team. BME's input in the Hungarian- Mexican cooperation will cover  but not be limited to the following topics:  environmental risk management of abandoned mining sites, integrated risk assessment, risk reduction, ecotoxicity tests, human health risk assessment etc.

Cooperation partners:

Mexican partners:

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Centro de Geociencias (UNAM), Juriquilla, Mexico

Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Technológico en Electroquímica S.C. (CIDETEQ), Querétaro, Mexico

Hungarian partners

Budapest University of Technology and Economics,  Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Sciences,  Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology group  (BME), Budapest, Hungary

Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary (MFGI), Budapest, Hungary