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Social impact assessment in the mining sector: …

Focus on social consequences of minerals mining activities, excluding oil and gas extraction (but including coal). • Exclusion of studies concerning broader topics, which do not commonly report direct impact-related indicators.

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Illegal Mining in South Africa

Illegal mining leads to other criminal activities in surrounding com-munities, such as prostitution, substance abuse and illegal shebeens. Some of the major mining disaster incidents in recent years have been related to illegal miners who are often working in abandoned mine shafts which do not have the necessary safety mechanisms in place.

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OVERVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE ZAMBEZI AND ...

AN OVERVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF MINING AND MINERAL PROCESSING OPERATIONS ON WATER RESOURCES AND WATER QUALITY IN THE ZAMBEZI, LIMPOPO AND OLIFANTS CATCHMENTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Peter Ashton 1, David Love 2, Harriet Mahachi 3 and Paul Dirks 3 1 CSIR-Environmentek, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa

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Illegal mining - Minerals Council South Africa

Illegal mining activities threaten the viability of the mining companies' mine closure efforts. On the East Rand for example, a mining company has had to seal numerous shaft entrances as much as up to four or five times at huge expense as the zama zamas would just reopen the cement slab.

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Effect of Illegal Gold Mining Activities on Social ...

impact of illegal gold mining activities on socioeconomic conditions of the workers and community surrounding the watershed through questionnaires and in-depth interviews. This research was conducted in seven districts from 15 districts in Kuantan Singingi. The chosen districts ...

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Assessing the Environmental and Socio …

26/1/2016· Several researchers have documented the environmental and socio-economic impacts of gold mining in other countries [5,6,7,8]. However, due to research specialization and discipline-specific worldviews, seldom does research integrate the natural and social dimensions of the impacts of gold mining in a single paper [8,9].

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Effects of illegal mining on the agriculture sector …

activities of illegal small scale mining, saying if care was not taken and the menace persist, Ghana's cocoa industry would suffer a serious setback. It is estimated that about 2% of cocoa plantations and 3.7% of all farms lands get destroyed by illegal mining activities each year since 2010. These activities have led to a massive reduction in

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(PDF) EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL SMALL SCLALE GOLD …

The upsurge in illegal gold mining activities, popularly known as "galamsey operation" has left in its wake, loss of ecosystems and increased poverty levels especially among peasant farmers who depend solely on environmental resources for a living.

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Effect of Illegal Gold Mining Activities on Social ...

impact of illegal gold mining activities on socioeconomic conditions of the workers and community surrounding the watershed through questionnaires and in-depth interviews. This research was conducted in seven districts from 15 districts in Kuantan Singingi. The chosen districts ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN …

The impact of mining activities on the environment and surface drainage in the Copperbelt, Zambia O. Sracek, B. Kříbek, V. Majer & M. Mihaljevič..... 52 Acid rock drainage and pyrite oxidation rate in waste rock pile at Mine Doyon site, Québec, Canada

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Factors influencing participation in illegal mining in ...

FACTORS INFLUENCING PARTICIPATION IN ILLEGAL MINING IN GHANA: A CASE OF DENKYIRA CORRIDOR. 1KOFI OSEI ADU, 2AFIA ASANTEWAA OSEI AND 3STEPHEN AMPONSAH 1Ph.D Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

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Illegal Mining Activities and Its Environment …

Galamsey Operators. There is no doubt that Illegal mining activities have caused a great harm to our environment. This is because most of the minerals are found in rivers, as a result, the mining ...

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(PDF) Impacts of mining on water resources in …

Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa: A review Article (PDF Available) in Scientific research and essays 5(22):3351-3357 · December 2010 with 21,479 Reads How we measure 'reads'

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Illegal mining - Wikipedia

Illegal mining is mining activity that is undertaken without state permission, in particular in absence of land rights, mining licenses, and exploration or mineral transportation permits.. Illegal mining can be a subsistence activity, as is the case with artisanal mining, or it can belong to large-scale organized crime, spearheaded by illegal mining syndicates.

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What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining …

Often, the worst effects of mining activities are observed after the mining process has ceased. The destruction or drastic modification of the pre-mined landscape can have a catastrophic impact on the biodiversity of that area. Mining leads to a massive habitat loss for a diversity of flora and fauna ranging from soil microorganisms to large ...

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Effects of Mining on the Environment and Wildlife

Effects of Mining on the Environment and Wildlife March 9, 2017 / in News / by [email protected] Mining is an inherently destructive industry, and the mining effects of even a single operation can have a severe impact on the environment and the wildlife that lives nearby.

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What are environmental regulations on mining …

Material adapted from: Hudson, T.L, Fox, F.D., and Plumlee, G.S. 1999. Metal Mining and the Environment, p. 48-49. Published by the American Geosciences Institute Environmental Awareness Series. Click here to download the full handbook. An extensive regulatory system has been developed to govern current mining operations in the United States, as well as to guide the cleanup of

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Asia by Africa - Galamsey in Ghana and China's …

The narrative of Chinese involvement in Africa is typically portrayed as a top-down one in which state owned firms monopolize the limelight. The phenomenon of illegal artisanal mining - known as galamsey, derived from the phrase "gather them and sell" - in Ghana demonstrates the collective impact of individual Chinese migrants.

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Why Zimbabwe's environment is under threat …

Illegal mining activities have taken precedence over any other economic activity in gold-rich areas thereby undermining the importance of the environment in which they are being carried out.

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Impact of illegal mining activities on forest …

Impact of illegal mining activities on forest ecosystem services: local communities' attitudes and willingness to participate in restoration activities in Ghana Author links open overlay panel Elizabeth Asantewaa Obeng a Kwame Antwi Oduro a Beatrice Darko Obiri a Haruna Abukari a Reginald Tang Guuroh a Gloria Djaney Djagbletey a Joseph Appiah-Korang b Mark Appiah a

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Impact of illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) on cocoa ...

Impact of illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) on cocoa production in Atiwa district of Ghana Dennis Owusu Boateng*, Francis Nana Yaw Codjoe and Johnson Ofori Technical Department, Bunso Cocoa College, P. O. Box 2, Bunso, Eastern Region, Ghana. Article History ABSTRACT Received 09 May, 2014 Received in revised form 06 June, 2014

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"Impact of Illegal Mining Activities on Water …

Impact of Illegal Mining Activities on Water Quality and Cost of Water Treatment in the Central Region of Ghana Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting and ToxExpo (SOT) (2015)

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CHANGE DETECTION ANALYSIS ON THE IMPACT OF ILLEGAL MINING ...

activities of the future, we need to invest into remote sensing technologies and commission a division to provide decision makers with spatial analysis to assist our development as a nation. Change Detection Analysis on the Impact of Illegal Mining (Galamsey) in Ghana; Case Study focusing on Land cover

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"Impact of Illegal Mining Activities on Cost of …

Background: Illegal mining activities (IMA) in Ghana have been associated with pollution of surface water, straining the infrastructural and financial resources of water treatment plants. The effects of IMA on the cost of water treatment was compared between two water treatment plants in the Central Region, Ghana: Sekyere-Heman water treatment plant (SHWTP) and Bafikrom water treatment plant ...

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Impact of illegal mining activities on forest …

Impact of illegal mining activities on forest ecosystem services: local communities' attitudes and willingness to participate in restoration activities in Ghana Author links open overlay panel Elizabeth Asantewaa Obeng a Kwame Antwi Oduro a Beatrice Darko Obiri a Haruna Abukari a Reginald Tang Guuroh a Gloria Djaney Djagbletey a Joseph Appiah-Korang b Mark Appiah a

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Impact of illegal mining activities on forest ecosystem ...

Impact of illegal mining activities on forest ecosystem services: local communities' attitudes and willingness to participate in restoration activities in Ghana Elizabeth Asantewaa Obenga,*, Kwame Antwi Oduroa, Beatrice Darko Obiria, Haruna Abukaria, Reginald Tang Guuroha, Gloria Djaney Djagbleteya, Joseph Appiah-Korangb, Mark Appiaha

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What are the illegal effects of mining? - Quora

Illegal mining doesn't obey the laws (rules and regulations) set forth to prevent mining activity from causing any harm to the surrounding environment and people. This saves the illegal mining companies from spending a big chunk of cost to maintai...

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Galamsey menace: Causes, effects and solutions

Galamsey menace: Causes, effects and ... classrooms and are now into full scale illegal mining activities, ... impact of this illegal mining activity and rather concentrate on how and ...

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The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards ...

The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards the Socio-economic Development of Mining Communities: A Case Study of Kenyasi in the Brong Ahafo Region Adjei 1, N.K.Oladejo1, I.A. Adetunde2, * 1University for Development Studies, Department of Mathematics, Navrongo. Ghana.

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Human Rights Watch - Venezuela: Violent Abuses …

In October 2019, Human Rights Watch interviewed 21 people who had worked in mines or mining towns in Bolívar state in 2018 and 2019, including the mines near Las Claritas, El Callao, El Dorado ...

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SA must dig deeper for a solution to illegal mining

The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (20 of 2002) aims to regulate artisanal mining but has had limited impact on illegal mining. A critical problem is that illegal mining is not ...

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Environmental impact of mining - Wikipedia

Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practices. Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining processes. These processes also have an impact on the atmosphere from the emissions of carbon which have ...

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