Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria ...

Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria. The three stages of mineral development, viz exploration, mining and processing, have caused different types of environmental damages, which include ecological disturbance, destruction of natural flora and fauna, pollution of air, land and water, instability of soil and rock masses ...

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Nigeria Mining - Mining Africa

2021-1-4  Environmental officials of the government of the Plateau State in Nigeria are concerned with the 1,100 columbite and tin mines that were abandoned after the mining boom of the 1960s. According to their research these mines are posing a serious risk to millions of people residing in the area.

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1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN

2019-1-28  1.2.1 Environmental Impact Overview 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

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The environmental implications of the exploration and ...

2019-2-1  Nigeria has different minerals and exploration/exploitation of these minerals can affect the environment. The objective of this paper is to consider how the exploration and exploitation of Tin in Plateau and Coal in Enugu has affected the environment.

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Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration and

2013-2-7  nations (NEPDG, 2001).Oil spillage is a global issue tha This paper aims to investigate the various environmental problems associated with oil exploration and spillage in specifically the Niger Delta in Nigeria, as well as bring into perspective the environmental impact occurring in an important, reproductive wetland and marine ecosystem.

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Environmental issues in Nigeria - naturvernforbundet.no

Environmental issues in Nigeria. Oilspills, dessertification and loss of natural habitat all constitutes some of Nigerias greatest environmental challenges. Oil spills. You might remember the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989. If not, this was one of the worst oil spills in history. In the Niger Delta there has been an Exxon Valdez spill ...

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(PDF) Environmental and social impacts of mining and their ...

2016-9-20  Mining activities are the integral part of societal development. However, the mitigation of mine impacted environmental and social issues warrant a corrective action supported by appropriate post ...

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The Environmental Impact of Mining (Different Mining ...

2020-5-27  Ore dust and gases released by the mining process are bad for the health of miners as well as the environment. Over time, exposure to the dust created by mining operations can lead to disease and buildup of scar tissue in the lungs.

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15 Problems Facing Nigeria Economy and Possible Solutions

2018-4-9  Environmental and Health Issues There is a growing concern on the health and environmental standards of Nigeria. In 2013, the Amnesty International revealed that Nigeria experiences hundreds of oil spills annually in the Niger Delta, due to sabotage, pipe erosion, and uncaring attitude by oil firms.

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5 Ways to Make Mining More Sustainable - Empowering

Discover five ways the mining industry can reduce environmental impact and make its practices more sustainable. 1. Lower-Impact Mining Techniques. Traditional mining techniques can have a severe impact on the environment, and some popular methods — like open pit and underground mining — present some of the most significant environmental risks.

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria ...

Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria. The three stages of mineral development, viz exploration, mining and processing, have caused different types of environmental damages, which include ecological disturbance, destruction of natural flora and fauna, pollution of air, land and water, instability of soil and rock masses ...

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1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN

2019-1-28  1.2.1 Environmental Impact Overview 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

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Environmental issues in Nigeria - naturvernforbundet.no

Environmental issues in Nigeria. Oilspills, dessertification and loss of natural habitat all constitutes some of Nigerias greatest environmental challenges. Oil spills. You might remember the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989. If not, this was one of the worst oil spills in history. In the Niger Delta there has been an Exxon Valdez spill ...

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Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration and

2013-2-7  nations (NEPDG, 2001).Oil spillage is a global issue tha This paper aims to investigate the various environmental problems associated with oil exploration and spillage in specifically the Niger Delta in Nigeria, as well as bring into perspective the environmental impact occurring in an important, reproductive wetland and marine ecosystem.

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Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

2020-8-21  Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. 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 ...

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Mining subsidence and its effect on the environment: some ...

The impact of mining subsidence on the environment can occasionally be very catastrophic, destroying property and even leading to the loss of life. Usually, however, such subsidence gives rise to varying degrees of structural damage that can range from slight to very severe. Different types of mineral deposits have been mined in different ways and this determines the nature of the associated ...

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Waste Management in Nigeria; Breakthroughs, Problems ...

2019-5-20  In this post, we write on waste management in Nigeria. Here you see notable breakthroughs in waste management, problems as well as prospects. In Nigeria, waste mismanagement is a dire issue that calls for immediate attention as the hazards associated with it can be very terminal if not duly tackled or managed by the appropriate environmental authorities.

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Mining industry and sustainable development: time for ...

2017-6-9  This mining legacy was accumulated over centuries but only in the last quarter of the 20th century its environmental and human health impacts were finally recognized. Since then, there has been a significant development of legislation for environmental and sanitary protection, and some actions were started to deal with industrial legacy through ...

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5 Ways to Make Mining More Sustainable - Empowering

Discover five ways the mining industry can reduce environmental impact and make its practices more sustainable. 1. Lower-Impact Mining Techniques. Traditional mining techniques can have a severe impact on the environment, and some popular methods — like open pit and underground mining — present some of the most significant environmental

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15 Problems Facing Nigeria Economy and Possible Solutions

2018-4-9  Environmental and Health Issues There is a growing concern on the health and environmental standards of Nigeria. In 2013, the Amnesty International revealed that Nigeria experiences hundreds of oil spills annually in the Niger Delta, due to sabotage, pipe erosion, and uncaring attitude by oil firms.

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria ...

Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria. The three stages of mineral development, viz exploration, mining and processing, have caused different types of environmental damages, which include ecological disturbance, destruction of natural flora and fauna, pollution of air, land and water, instability of soil and rock masses ...

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Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration and

2013-2-7  nations (NEPDG, 2001).Oil spillage is a global issue tha This paper aims to investigate the various environmental problems associated with oil exploration and spillage in specifically the Niger Delta in Nigeria, as well as bring into perspective the environmental impact occurring in an important, reproductive wetland and marine ecosystem.

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Environmental issues in Nigeria - naturvernforbundet.no

Environmental issues in Nigeria. Oilspills, dessertification and loss of natural habitat all constitutes some of Nigerias greatest environmental challenges. Oil spills. You might remember the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989. If not, this was one of the worst oil spills in history. In the Niger Delta there has been an Exxon Valdez spill ...

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The Impact of Diamond Mining on the Environment

2019-7-12  the mining include health problems such as occupational injuries, malaria, and diarrhea. On the positive side, the mines employ community members; it repairs damaged buildings and finances some community development projects. It has been recommended that the company establish its environmental

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Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

2020-8-21  Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. 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 ...

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The Devastating Effects of Environmental Degradation -

2010-11-10  In Nigeria, like many developing nations, the resultant environmental problems are legion: aggravated soil erosion, flood disasters, salinization or alkalisation, and the desertification due to the effects of shifting agriculture on fragile soils, forest clearing in erosion prone and flood-

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Environmental Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing ...

Environmental Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing: Management, Monitoring, and Auditing Strategies covers all the aspects related to mining and the environment, including environmental assessment at the early planning stages, environmental management during mine

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15 Problems Facing Nigeria Economy and Possible Solutions

2018-4-9  Environmental and Health Issues There is a growing concern on the health and environmental standards of Nigeria. In 2013, the Amnesty International revealed that Nigeria experiences hundreds of oil spills annually in the Niger Delta, due to sabotage, pipe erosion, and uncaring attitude by oil firms.

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Environmental pollution in Africa SpringerLink

2017-1-9  Environmental pollution is a growing problem worldwide, but the levels of contamination are different in different parts of the world. Even though industries, automobiles, power plants, households and agricultural activities continue to emit significant amounts of air pollutants, air pollution has decreased in Europe over the last decade (Guerreiro et al. 2014).

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Mining industry and sustainable development: time for ...

2017-6-9  This mining legacy was accumulated over centuries but only in the last quarter of the 20th century its environmental and human health impacts were finally recognized. Since then, there has been a significant development of legislation for environmental and sanitary protection, and some actions were started to deal with industrial legacy through ...

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