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Potential implications of mine dusts on human health A case study of Mukula Mine, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Impact of gold mining on the environment and human health a case study in the Migori gold belt, Kenya. Environ Geochem Hlth. 2002;

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Published in South African Journal of Science · 2011Authors T S MccarthyAffiliation University of the WitwatersrandAbout Biomedical sciences · Earth science

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In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country's GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the environmental impacts of mining activities in Ghana.

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Big five Tough social issues in mining. Indigenous peoples. Indigenous peoples have strong links with the natural environment, and especially with land. Miners seeking to work in areas where land and other traditional rights are in play face complex issues, and sometimes get limited help from governments reluctant to deal with traditional rights.

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Mining in South Africa has always been an enclave industry, albeit with substantial impact on the rest of the economy. In the main, minerals have been extracted from deep levels, subjected to some basic processing and then exported as ores without a great deal of beneficiation or fabrication.

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DIAMOND MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT FACT SHEET it has little or no regard to the environmental impact or associated impacts on ecosystems the African Savannah [in southern Africa], the Karoo Biome [in South Africa], the Namib Desert and the Benguela marine ecosystem [in Namibia].4 Taking action

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Related assemblages of sulphate-reducing bacteria associated with ultradeep gold mines of South Africa and deep basalt aquifers of Washington State Article in Environmental Microbiology 5(4)267

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South Africa has an abundance of mineral resources, which is a direct source of foreign investment. We are said to have the world's fifth-largest mining sector, employing 5% of the South African workforce. The mining industry is currently regulated under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development

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Aug 02, 2019 · DRDGold East Rand (Ergo) tailings project. On Nov. 26, 2007, Mintails Ltd and DRDGold Ltd announced that they have secured the rights to 1.7 billion t of tailings and slimes dams in the East and Central Rand region of South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin

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Jun 15, 2012 · The environmental impact from diamond mining is much like any other open pit mine, the problems stem from waste disposal, leeching and ground water pollution. Once vegetation and soil is stripped away, salts, irons and other nutrients are not naturally filtered as water seeps into the ground.

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Jun 25, 2018 · Gold is a precious commodity and as a result, large scale extraction operations are prevalent. Gold mining has negative results. Soil erosion,

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Case study on Extractive Industries prepared for the Lancet Commission on Global Governance Report from South Africa Authors Eugene Cairncross, Sophia Kisting, Mariette Liefferink, David van Wyk February 2013 "We must remember the history of mining in South Africa, of cheap black labour, racism and exploitation.

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The Environmental Disaster That is the Gold Industry

The Grasberg Mine, in Indonesia, is one of the largest gold mines in the world and is owned by American company Freeport McMoRan. The Grasberg Mine is also located smack in the middle of Lorentz National Park, creating such a huge scar on the Earth that can be seen from space.

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Unearthing a hidden treasure 60 years of karst

The goldfield of the Far West Rand is a major deep-level mining area of South Africa, located approximately 50 km south west of Johannesburg (Figure 1). The gold-bearing reefs are covered, amongst others, by thick karstified dolomites, which host some of the largest groundwater resources in South Africa, supporting a range

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Diamond Mining The Environmental Literacy Council

In these regions, in addition to the human costs associated with ?conflict diamonds,? the environmental toll of diamond mining operations can be steep—pits are left open and loose fill is left unmanaged to runoff into rivers and streams, often with catastrophic effects.

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Published in Journal of Environmental Quality · 1997Authors Stanislaw Dudka · D C AdrianoAbout Soil contamination · Air pollution · Sulfur dioxide · Public health · Environmental impac

Gold Mining in South Africa An Overview for Gold

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Apr 25, 2017 · Mining is the extraction of minerals and other geological materials of economic value from deposits on the Earth. Mining adversely affects the environment by inducing loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and contamination of surface water, groundwater, and soil. Mining can also trigger the formation of

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Dust, TB and HIV the ugly face of mining in South Africa

May 26, 2015 · South Africa has the deepest mines in the world and the industry employs half a million people. But nature's blessing of coal, diamonds, gold and platinum has also been a

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Joburg's iconic mine dumps are a health risk, say activists

Dec 14, 2012 · Joburg's iconic mine dumps are a health risk, say activists Despite efforts to contain toxic mine dust, it's still getting up the noses of Jo'burg residents. Mandi Smallhorne reports.

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Published in International Journal of Coal Geology · 2001Authors F G Bell · S E T Bullock · T F J Halbich · P LindsayAffiliation University of NatalAbout Water resource management · Coal · X-ray crystallography · Vegetation · Groundwater

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Environmental Impacts of Mining A Study of Mining Communities in Ghana. Abstract Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer,

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Another critical issue is acid mine drainage (AMD) which is possibly the most pressing industrial remedial water management issue facing South Africa. AMD is a major environmental problem, and is associated with surface and groundwater pollution, and is

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