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environmental aspects of mining in ghana

The current analysis focuses on the environmental and health impacts of mining in Ghana and blends extant data from the literature as well as the co-authors' recent findings on the causes, status, trends, and consequences of mining in Ghana. The work reviews data on environmental and health impacts of mining such as pollution of water bodies, degradation of forest resources, depletion of soil nutrients

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  • Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining
    Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining

    Mar 01, 2018 However, the types of communities and ecosystems in which mines are situated in Ghana vary widely. The environmental impacts considered for the present review were air pollution, noise pollution, water and soil contamination, the degradation of agriculture resources and the loss of agricultural land and vegetation

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  • (PDF) Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of
    (PDF) Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of

    Jul 02, 2015 The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper

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  • (PDF) Environmental and Security Aspects of Contemporary
    (PDF) Environmental and Security Aspects of Contemporary

    It is recognized that small scale underground mining in Ghana is inundated with unsafe acts and conditions including stope collapse, improper choice of working tools, absence of personal

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  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining
    Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    Jul 02, 2015 Jul 02, 2015 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. The paper mainly focused on the mining activities in Prestea in the western region of the country

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  • Mining and its effect on environment | News Ghana
    Mining and its effect on environment | News Ghana

    Nov 19, 2015 Nov 19, 2015 Mining and its effect on environment. For over centuries of mining in Ghana, especially gold, there have been several concerned raised by major stakeholders on the impact of mining on the

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  • IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A
    IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A

    The resurgence in the mining industry in Ghana since 1989 cannot be considered an ... the negative environmental impact of mining and the growing redundancies associated ... and macro- aspects of the assessment. It consisted of desk study and primary data

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF MINING - LTU
    ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF MINING - LTU

    The report is limited to environmentally sustainable development related to metal mining (excluding uranium mining), and includes environmental issues related to acid mine drainage (AMD), circumneutral mine waters, and aquatic–terrestrial linkages in areas affected by mining and dust/airborne emissions

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  • Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana
    Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

    Mining has played an important role in the development of Ghana. Like all industries, mining has both benefits and risks for the people living in communities where minerals are found. How these environmental and health impacts are managed by the government, nearby communities and mining companies ca

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  • (PDF) Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining
    (PDF) Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    Jul 02, 2015 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

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  • Environmental Guidelines for Mining in Production Forest
    Environmental Guidelines for Mining in Production Forest

    Environmental Guidelines for Mining in Production Forest Reserves in Ghana, 2001. The guidelines provide a framework to guide mining operations in production areas of forest reserves. Specifically, they provide uniform criteria to establish environmental constraints for all parties involved in operations within a Forest Reserve (1.2.1)

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  • IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA:
    IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA:

    The resurgence in the mining industry in Ghana since 1989 cannot be considered an ... the negative environmental impact of mining and the growing redundancies associated ... and macro- aspects of the assessment. It consisted of desk study and primary data

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  • Heavy Metal Pollution from Gold Mines: Environmental
    Heavy Metal Pollution from Gold Mines: Environmental

    Oct 26, 2016 Bempah et al. , found a concentration of 92.17 mg/kg in gold mine tailings in Ghana. Gold mining has greatly increased Cu concentration in the environment which upon release binds to particles of organic matter, clay minerals and sesquioxides leading to great accumulation in the soil . Copper exists in two states, oxidized state Cu(II), and

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  • Effect of Small Scale Mining on the Environment of
    Effect of Small Scale Mining on the Environment of

    In Ghana, the mining subsector of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is the body that supervises the mining industry. The environmental aspects of mining are directly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency Council Act (EPAC act of 1974) and Mining Regulations. According to Acquah (1995) the Minerals and

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  • New project maps illegal mining and global environmental
    New project maps illegal mining and global environmental

    With a grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark, researchers from the UCPH will study how minerals are irregularly mined in Ghana and end up in technological products, only to

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