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South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine ...

2016-10-12  South Africa has failed to address the adverse environmental and health effects of more than 130 years of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, a new

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How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of ...

2018-5-2  Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a significant role in

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Gold Mining in South Africa Africa Mining IQ

2021-10-28  In 1975, South Africa was responsible for producing 40% of the gold ever mined. By 2010, however, China affirmed its status as the world’s largest gold producer with production of 324 tonnes of gold, followed by Australia (222.8 tonnes), and South Africa with 219.8 tonnes. Today, South Africa

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Uranium pollution of South African streams – An overview ...

During more than a century of gold mining in South Africa large amounts of tailings were produced, which now cover vast areas in densely populated regions. These dumps contain elevated levels of uranium and other toxic heavy metals associated with gold in the mined ore. Large-scale extraction of uranium from auriferous ore only took place during the cold war, leaving tailings with high uranium ...

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1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN ... -

2019-1-28  Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining, to small-scale mining with mines only a few metres deep, through large-scale alluvial mining and the most infamous gold panning. The area therefore is affected by the environmental impacts of each of these mining methods.

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South Africa hasn't protected residents from gold mine ...

2016-10-12  South Africa has failed to protect residents affected by pollution from contaminated water and mine dumps over more than 130 years of gold mining near Johannesburg, an independent investigation by ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING

2014-10-8  The Impact of Gold Mining on Mercury Pollution in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa E. M. Cukrowska, J. Lusilao-Makiese, H. Tutu L. K Chimuka..... 15 Advances in mitigation and rehabilitation in major and abandoned mines in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The Effects of Mining in Africa - Mining Africa

2017-1-26  South Africa has responded to the situation by making a law that states that mines have to leave areas in an equivalent, or better state than what it was prior to mining starting. Although not all mining companies are heeding these laws, the South

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

2021-10-30  Dear Readers, please refer to this latest article regarding the serious effects of Acid Mine Drainage on the environment and human lives in South Africa. This Harvard report was just recently released in October, 2016 and is extremely in depth on the issues of the serious effects of mining

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Air quality management: a mining perspective

2014-5-12  Air quality management: a mining perspective F. Schwegler Anglo Technical Division, South Africa Abstract Air quality management issues relating to mining are mainly centred around particulate impacts. These include dust deposition, and health impacts associated with PM10 and PM2.5 and the mineralogy and chemical composition of the particles.

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Uranium pollution of South African streams – An overview ...

During more than a century of gold mining in South Africa large amounts of tailings were produced, which now cover vast areas in densely populated regions. These dumps contain elevated levels of uranium and other toxic heavy metals associated with gold in the mined ore. Large-scale extraction of uranium from auriferous ore only took place during the cold war, leaving tailings with high uranium ...

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South Africa hasn't protected residents from gold mine ...

2016-10-12  South Africa has failed to protect residents affected by pollution from contaminated water and mine dumps over more than 130 years of gold mining near Johannesburg, an independent investigation by ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING

2014-10-8  The Impact of Gold Mining on Mercury Pollution in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa E. M. Cukrowska, J. Lusilao-Makiese, H. Tutu L. K Chimuka..... 15 Advances in mitigation and rehabilitation in major and abandoned mines in Sub-Saharan Africa

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1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN ... -

2019-1-28  Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining, to small-scale mining with mines only a few metres deep, through large-scale alluvial mining and the most infamous gold panning. The area therefore is affected by the environmental impacts of each of these mining methods.

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Gold Mining in South Africa Africa Mining IQ

2021-9-1  In 1975, South Africa was responsible for producing 40% of the gold ever mined. By 2010, however, China affirmed its status as the world’s largest gold producer with production of 324 tonnes of gold, followed by Australia (222.8 tonnes), and South Africa with 219.8 tonnes. Today, South Africa produces only 4.2% of the world’s gold.

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Gold rush, mercury legacy: Small-scale mining for gold has ...

2020-5-28  About 15% of world gold production is from artisanal and small-scale mining in over 70 countries throughout Asia, Africa and South America. These operations employ 10 to 19 million workers .

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The threats to human rights from mining and coal-fired ...

2021-10-18  Summary: Poorly-regulated mining and coal-fired power generation in South Africa are responsible for air and water pollution, destruction of arable land, and biodiversity loss, violating the human rights of hundreds of communities, including their rights to life, health, water, food, culture and a healthy environment.

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Chapter 10 Air quality - Department of Environment ...

2018-6-12  10.2 AIR QUALITY. In South Africa, outdoor and indoor air pollution continues to be perceived as a serious problem, with emissions for . sulphur dioxide, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone, benzene and VOCs, and the corresponding concentrations a cause of concern. Air quality in various areas

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

2015-8-5  Africa is rich in reserves of minerals. It is a leading producer of gold and coltan (used in electronic devices) and other minerals. This is a blessing but also a curse because the mineral reserves are a source of conflict among many countries of Africa. I was surprised to learn that there are more illegal mining companies in Africa

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Heavy Metal Pollution from Gold Mines: Environmental ...

2016-10-26  In gold mine tailings, a higher concentration of 583 mg/kg was found by Matshusa et al. in South Africa. Bitala et al. [ 45 ] also reported concentrations as high as 11,200 mg/kg in Tanzania. Nickel exists in gold bearing ore as pyrrhotite (Fe (1−X) S), which can

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Uranium pollution of South African streams – An overview ...

During more than a century of gold mining in South Africa large amounts of tailings were produced, which now cover vast areas in densely populated regions. These dumps contain elevated levels of uranium and other toxic heavy metals associated with gold in the mined ore. Large-scale extraction of uranium from auriferous ore only took place during the cold war, leaving tailings with high uranium ...

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Gold Mining in South Africa Africa Mining IQ

2021-9-1  In 1975, South Africa was responsible for producing 40% of the gold ever mined. By 2010, however, China affirmed its status as the world’s largest gold producer with production of 324 tonnes of gold, followed by Australia (222.8 tonnes), and South Africa with 219.8 tonnes. Today, South Africa produces only 4.2% of the world’s gold.

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Indoor and outdoor PM10 levels at schools located near ...

2017-1-6  Few studies in South Africa have investigated the exposure of asthmatic learners to indoor and outdoor air pollution at schools. This study compared outdoor PM10 and SO2 exposure levels in exposed (1–2 km from gold mine dumps) and unexposed schools (5 km or more from gold mine dumps). It also examined exposure of asthmatic children to indoor respirable dust at exposed and unexposed

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1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN ... -

2019-1-28  Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining, to small-scale mining with mines only a few metres deep, through large-scale alluvial mining and the most infamous gold panning. The area therefore is affected by the environmental impacts of each of these mining methods.

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South Africa: Air Pollution IAMAT

South Africa General Health Risks: Air Pollution [risk] In accordance with the World Health Organization's guidelines, the air quality in South Africa is considered moderately unsafe - the most recent data indicates the country's annual mean concentration of PM2.5 is 25 µg/m3, exceeding the recommended maximum of

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The threats to human rights from mining and coal-fired ...

2021-10-18  Summary: Poorly-regulated mining and coal-fired power generation in South Africa are responsible for air and water pollution, destruction of arable land, and biodiversity loss, violating the human rights of hundreds of communities, including their rights to life, health, water, food, culture and a healthy environment.

More

Gold rush, mercury legacy: Small-scale mining for gold has ...

2020-5-28  About 15% of world gold production is from artisanal and small-scale mining in over 70 countries throughout Asia, Africa and South America. These operations employ 10 to 19 million workers .

More

Chapter 10 Air quality - Department of Environment ...

2018-6-12  10.2 AIR QUALITY. In South Africa, outdoor and indoor air pollution continues to be perceived as a serious problem, with emissions for . sulphur dioxide, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone, benzene and VOCs, and the corresponding concentrations a cause of concern. Air quality in various areas

More

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

2015-8-5  Africa is rich in reserves of minerals. It is a leading producer of gold and coltan (used in electronic devices) and other minerals. This is a blessing but also a curse because the mineral reserves are a source of conflict among many countries of Africa. I was surprised to learn that there are more illegal mining companies in Africa

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