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Impact of mining activities on ground water quality status ...

mining mills scattered all over the State [8]. Dareta village is one of such mining fields. The uncontrolled and illegal mining activities have left a lot of environmental hazards, enormous amount of wastes and different types of pollutants on the mining communities. Many deaths are being recorded in different communities of the state. These

An Assessment of Mining Activities Impact on Vegetation in ...

Mining and processing has led to socio-economic and infrastructural development of the Jos area, with major negative impacts on physical, biological and hydrological environments. Similar negative impacts are widespread in most other small-scale, largely illegal mining areas in Nigeria. The importance of the environment to sustainable

The environmental implications of the exploration and ...

01/02/2019  There have been a series of negative reports from illegal mining of gold and mercury in the Northern part of Nigeria. If mining activities are not monitored and best practices are not put into place, the consequences can be devastating. Therefore, there is a need to protect the environment and the monitoring of mining activities is required. The objective of this study is to consider how the ...

ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY

In Nigeria, up to now mining activities have systematically escaped environmental control. In 1989, the Government of Nigeria issue the Document “National Policy on the Environment”, which was revised in 1999 in response to the advances in knowledge and

A HeAvy Price: lead poisoning and gold mining in nigeria’s ...

highly toxic and many adults suffer the effects of lead poisoning, ranging from swelling, dizziness and vomiting to organ failure, infertility and death.

Nigeria: As Nigeria Turns to Gold Mining, Researcher ...

Nigeria's turn to gold mining to help reduce its reliance on oil could have harmful consequences, a researcher has claimed.. In June 2020 Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari was presented with ...

Abandoned Mine, Potential Home for the People: A Case ...

weak policies and regulative measures, mining has caused severe environmental pollutions that are hazardous to the immediate local residents in the area. Mining activities took place in Jos Plateau, Nigeria, over a century ago leaving behind ponds posing a danger, and constraining the movement of people, goods and animals. Hence, the zone is tagged “disaster”

Environmental Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining in Luku ...

mining activities . Large pits were also created as a result of the mining activity. Some of the pits are not filled with water while other are filled with water (Figure 5. a and b). These pits can be dead traps to both man and animals. It could also become dangerous habitat for reptiles such as snakes which can cause harm to man.

Human health and environmental assessments of small

12/07/2017  The negative impacts on the community since the inception of the small scale mining activities were rapid loss of farm lands, water and soil pollution, and problems of managing the mine wastes (Taiwo and Awomeso 2017).

Developing artisanal small-scale mining in Nigeria ...

15/08/2015  Stakeholders say ASM in Nigeria is undeveloped and has been long neglected due to over dependence on oil. Over 90 percent of mining activities in the country are within the cadre of ASM, out of which 75 percent is carried out illegally. The sector is unguided and unregulated, stressed, adding that policies now in place were inadequate and the miners are untrained.

Environmental law and practice in Nigeria: overview ...

The discharge of harmful quantities of any hazardous substance into territorial waters or at adjoining shorelines is prohibited except where such discharge is permitted or authorised under the law in Nigeria and violations can incur a fine of NGN1 million for a body corporate with additional fines of NGN50,000 for every day the offence subsists or a prison sentence of up to five years (National Environment

Modern Environmental Health Hazards: A Public Health

01/06/2009  According to the report, the total hazardous waste generated in the 1997/1998 financial year by the four largest industrial sectors (nonmetallurgical manufacturing, metallurgical and metal industries, service industries, and mining) exceeded 418 million tons, of which about 90% came from mining in the form of tailing dams, slag dams, and rock dumps.

3 Technologies in Exploration, Mining, and Processing ...

The environmental risks associated with in-situ mine-bed preparation by injection of explosives or other means of creating permeability will have to be evaluated. This evaluation should include the hazardous effects of unexploded materials or poisonous by-products in the case of chemical generation of permeability. Current thinking is that these risks would not be high relative to the risks of the

Transfer Rates of 238U and 232Th for E. globulus, A ...

effects on pathogenic bacteria of the upper respiratory tract. Trivedi and Hotchandani [9] published that extract from the leaves can treat bladder diseases, fever, diabetes, flu, ulcers, acne, wounds and burns, arthritis and stuffed nose. H. filipendula is use for domestic grazers and

(PDF) Impact of Mining Activities on Ground Water

This phenomenon will eventually promote negative impacts toward human health that leads to blood toxicity, as well as eye and skin irritation (Fujii et al., 2007). ...

Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

Another adverse effect of mineral extraction and proces-sing activities, which may not be immediately felt, is the disturbance of the ecosystem with possible adverse consequences on the floral and faunal community in general. For example, the deforestation of an area during the mine development may cause the elimination of some

Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nigeria

11/07/2011  In addition to these health impacts, ASGM is associated with significant environmental degradation, including toxic pollution of air, land, and water; destruction of flora and fauna; geological instability leading to landslides, flooding, erosion, and tremors;

(PDF) Environmental and Socio-Economic Impact of

Mining activities include mining of minerals like columbite, tantalite, and cassiterite e.t.c. these array of activities led to uncoordinated and unregulated mining which usually results in haphazard extraction of the minerals and eventual destruction of the environment. Evidence of such destruction is observed in the form of soil erosion, and change in topography and water pollution and dumps of overburden material.

Environmental Impacts of oil mining activities in the ...

2. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS The full spectrum of environmental impacts associated with oil mining activities with regard to dredging and spoil management will be discussed using a case study. In November 2001, an oil producing company completed the dredging of a 3 km long oil well access canal in the Western part of the Niger Delta. Shortly after, the tall red mangrove, Rhizophora racemosa

Abandoned Mine, Potential Home for the People: A Case ...

weak policies and regulative measures, mining has caused severe environmental pollutions that are hazardous to the immediate local residents in the area. Mining activities took place in Jos Plateau, Nigeria, over a century ago leaving behind ponds posing a danger, and constraining the movement of people, goods and animals. Hence, the zone is tagged “disaster”

The environmental impacts of gold mining in Nigeria

The environmental impacts of gold mining in Nigeria A resource looking specifically at the impacts of gold mining on the environment in Nigeria. This could be used as an extension or homework task along side the following resource: - Environmental impacts if economic development in Nigeria.

The disastrous effects of the Mining Industry in Africa ...

The activities of industrial mining, especially those that are illegal, threaten the existing virgin forests in Africa. One thinks of the National Park of Kahuzi Biéga in the DR. Congo, which has been devastated by illegal miners looking for precious minerals. Whether the mining is legal or illegal, it is a danger to the environment. Experts from Oxfam consider that the price the environment ...

Environmental Problems of Surface and Underground

Further, illicit mining activities compound environmental damages and result in conflict, the loss of taxes/royalties, illegal work, and losses in the tourism industry. As sea-level rise ...

The impacts of artisanal gold mining on local livelihoods ...

26/03/2002  artisanal mining activities in the NMFM and options for sustainable management of mineral resources in forest milieus are proposed. The methodology for the research consisted of a literature review, visits to eight mining camps on the periphery of Mintom, interviews with 95 miners, focus group discussions with actors involved in activities related to gold mining, and stakeholder

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