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  • The Effects Of Mining To Communities: The Good And The ...

    May 10, 2018  Moreover, economic activity in mining communities may drastically spike up due to the increased spending power of families. Source: commons.wikimedia.org On the other hand, it is also worthy to note that there is also an ugly side to mining and its effects on the community. Mining communities are exposed to increasing environmental degradation.

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

    groups in mining communities; and create environmental awareness campaigns and/or education in mining communities. Keywords: Ghana, Prestea, gold mining, environmental impacts, community participation . Cite This Article: Albert K. Mensah, Ishmail O. Mahiri, Obed Owusu, Okoree D. Mireku, Ishmael Wireko, and Evans A. Kissi, “Environmental ...

  • The relationship between the mining industry and communities

    Sep 10, 2019  Community engagement is not ancillary to the mining industry; it is the heart of the industry because ultimately if it cannot positively impact, influence or co-exist with those beside it, how can it then drive positive global social impacts?

  • What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining Industry ...

    Air PollutionWater PollutionDamage to LandLoss of BiodiversityAir quality is adversely affected by mining operations. Unrefined materials are released when mineral deposits are exposed on the surface through mining. Wind erosion and nearby vehicular traffic cause such materials to become airborne. Lead, arsenic, cadmium, and other toxic elements are often present in such particles. These pollutants can damage the health of people living near the mining site. Diseases of the respirator在worldatlas上查看更多信息作者: Joyce Chepkemoi
  • The socio-economic impacts of mining on local communities ...

    Apr 01, 2016  3. Mining and the impact on local communities. Mining companies are in the business of extracting valuable minerals for a profit. The technical, legal and commercial functions that are needed to support efficiencies in the extraction of minerals are understood as being at the core of this business.

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

    Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining Communities in Ghana Article (PDF Available) July 2015 with 15,490 Reads How we measure 'reads'

  • Evidence of the impacts of metal mining and the ...

    Feb 21, 2019  Mining activities, including prospecting, exploration, construction, operation, maintenance, expansion, abandonment, decommissioning and repurposing of a mine can impact social and environmental systems in a range of positive and negative, and direct and indirect ways. Mining can yield a range of benefits to societies, but it may also cause conflict, not least in relation to above

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

    IntroductionMethodologyResults and DiscussionConclusionRecommendations to Minimize Environmental Impacts of Mining in GhanaStatement of Competing InterestsAcknowledgementsThere is no doubt that natural resources such as gold, diamond, bauxite, and crude oil deposits can contribute significantly to economic growth and development, of which Ghana is no exception [4, 19, 40, 42]. Ghana, formerly known as Gold Coast, is the second largest gold producer in Africa and the ninth in the world, contributing about 40% of the country’s gross foreign exchange earnings, an equivalent of about 5.7% of the country’s GDP. Due to its strategic importance for the socio-economic...
  • The relationship between the mining industry and communities

    Sep 10, 2019  Community engagement is not ancillary to the mining industry; it is the heart of the industry because ultimately if it cannot positively impact, influence or co-exist with those beside it, how can it then drive positive global social impacts?

  • Evidence of the impacts of metal mining and the ...

    Feb 21, 2019  Mining activities, including prospecting, exploration, construction, operation, maintenance, expansion, abandonment, decommissioning and repurposing of a mine can impact social and environmental systems in a range of positive and negative, and direct and indirect ways. Mining can yield a range of benefits to societies, but it may also cause conflict, not least in relation to above

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

    May 02, 2018  Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a

  • Effect of Mining Activities in Biotic Communities of Villa ...

    Mining is one of the most important industrial activities worldwide. During its different stages numerous impacts are generated to the environment. The activities in the region have generated a great amount of mining residues, which have caused severe pollution and health effects in both human population and biotic components. The aim of this paper was to assess the impact of mining activities ...

  • The Economic Impact of the Mining Boom on Indigenous and ...

    Aug 17, 2015  Existing research on the economic impact of mining on Indigenous people living in mining areas has only been undertaken for specific communities as case studies. This article has taken a different approach, using national census data to estimate the impact of mining on employment, income, house prices, rents, and housing costs (especially for ...

  • How to ensure communities living near mining activities ...

    May 08, 2018  Too often, especially where mining takes place on communal land with insecure tenure, politically connected insiders tend to win at the expense of their communities

  • Automation and remote mining's impact on communities ...

    Social impact necessitates creating value beyond compliance for the local communities. In 2019, Deloitte South Africa released a paper entitled Value Beyond Compliance: A new paradigm to create shared value for mines, communities and government. 2. The tenets of value beyond compliance can play a critical role in thinking through how the social value proposition to a community might change

  • Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in

    stages. In the first stage, articles were retrieved via online Scopus database searching. The following keywords and combinations of keywords were used: Ghana, mining, community, health, environment and impact. Articles were limited to those that were published in English-language journals. During the second stage, titles and abstracts of

  • Exploring the determinants of health and wellbeing in ...

    Aug 03, 2017  There is some concern that coal seam gas mining may affect health and wellbeing through changes in social determinants such as living and working conditions, local economy and the environment. The onward impact of these conditions on health and wellbeing is often not monitored to the same degree as direct environmental health impacts in the mining context, but merits attention.

  • Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

    Aug 22, 2018  Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health Impacts of strip mining: Strip mining destroys landscapes, forests and wildlife habitats at the site of the mine when trees, plants, and topsoil are cleared from the mining area. This in turn leads to

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

    Article 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 Samuel1, N.K.Oladejo1, I.A. Adetunde2, * 1University for Development Studies, Department of Mathematics, Navrongo. Ghana.

  • The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities

    Article 3 January 2013 The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities in Ghana Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang University of Cape Coast, Ghana, [email protected] Patrick Osei-Kufuor University of Cape Coast, Ghana, [email protected] Follow this and additional works at:https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jgi

  • Social impacts of mining: Changes within the local social ...

    Understanding the social impacts at a community level triggered by mining operations is a challenging exercise. This paper reflects on a community’s perceptions and interpretation of these impacts as well as on the qualitative changes in the local social landscape and their implications for a sustainable future.

  • Impact of mining on Indigenous communities “considerably ...

    Jan 30, 2017  The report published by the GHRA provides an insight into the social and economic impact of mining on interior communities. Recently, this newspaper had reported on the lure of gold and pervasive drug and alcohol use being blamed for the high levels of suicide, sexual harassment, and physical violence in Baramita.

  • Impact of mining on Indigenous communities “considerably ...

    Jan 30, 2017  The report published by the GHRA provides an insight into the social and economic impact of mining on interior communities. Recently, this newspaper had reported on the lure of gold and pervasive drug and alcohol use being blamed for the high levels of suicide, sexual harassment, and physical violence in Baramita.

  • How to ensure communities living near mining activities ...

    May 08, 2018  Too often, especially where mining takes place on communal land with insecure tenure, politically connected insiders tend to win at the expense of their communities

  • Exploring the determinants of health and wellbeing in ...

    Aug 03, 2017  There is some concern that coal seam gas mining may affect health and wellbeing through changes in social determinants such as living and working conditions, local economy and the environment. The onward impact of these conditions on health and wellbeing is often not monitored to the same degree as direct environmental health impacts in the mining context, but merits attention.

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on ASGM communities - updated April 28 ...

    Mar 23, 2020  This is an ongoing article on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) communities and COVID-19 with regular updates that accompany developments of COVID-19 and as new information and thinking about its impacts on ASGM arise. Latest updates are summarized in the update history and detailed in the article.

  • Opinion: Covid-19 presents opportunity to rethink impact ...

    The temporary closure and imminent reopening of mines across the country in the coming weeks provides an opportunity for mine bosses to assess and rethink their impact on communities, say Louise ...

  • Social impacts of mining: Changes within the local social ...

    Understanding the social impacts at a community level triggered by mining operations is a challenging exercise. This paper reflects on a community’s perceptions and interpretation of these impacts as well as on the qualitative changes in the local social landscape and their implications for a sustainable future.

  • Managing the cumulative impacts of coal mining on regional ...

    The expansion and contraction of the coal mining industry in Australia has placed pressure on regional communities and environments and multiplied the extent, magnitude and profile of cumulative impacts. While some mining communities have benefited from the expansion of the coal industry through the creation of jobs and the investment in economies, the compounding impacts of multiple mining ...

  • COVID-19: how to minimize impact on vulnerable communities ...

    Jul 20, 2020  The spread of COVID-19 comes with a tragic outlook for vulnerable communities. Global and regional stakeholders can act by: building trust and awareness; and supporting government response through innovative partnerships.

  • What Are The Negative Effects Of Sand Mining? - WorldAtlas

    Nov 13, 2018  4. Sand Mining Makes Areas More Prone to Flooding. Beaches, dunes, and sandbanks act as barriers to flooding. When sand mining removes such barriers, areas near the sea or river become more prone to flooding. As a result, beachside communities in areas subjected to indiscriminate sand mining are thus more vulnerable to the forces of nature. 5.

  • Impact of Mining On The Environment

    The impact of mining is leading to the major issues, like a threat to the entire environment and also damaging the health of all life on Earth. Mining procedures generally require a larger and vast area of land. Deforestation is a by-product of mining and the build up of the mining areas requires constructing roads and residences for the mine employees and often vegetation farms are abolished.

  • Impacts of Mining Oxfam Australia

    The potential benefits that mining brings to a community can be undermined if secrecy surrounds the payment of mining taxes to the government or the benefits shared at the local level. The gendered impacts of mining. Our work shows that the impacts of mining are not gender neutral. Women often experience the negative impacts of mining more than ...

  • Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of ...

    Article Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining on the Livelihoods of Communities in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality in Ghana Samuel Obiri 1,2,*, Precious A. D. Mattah 3,†, Memuna M. Mattah 4,†, Frederick A. Armah 5,†, Shiloh Osae 1,†, Sam Adu-kumi 6,† and Philip O. Yeboah 1,†

  • Uranium mining and health

    Toxic profile. Uranium is a heavy metal with the potential to cause a spectrum of adverse health effects ranging from renal failure and diminished bone growth to damage to the DNA. 4, 5 Because uranium possesses both chemical toxicity and radioactivity, assessing the relative contributions of each to its toxic profile is difficult. The effects of low-level radioactivity include cancer ...

  • 7 Effects of Mining and Processing of Mineral Resources on ...

    Mining and processing of mineral resources normally have a considerable im­pact on land, water, air, and biologic resources.Social impacts result from the increased demand for housing and other services in mining areas. 1. Pollution: Mining operations often pollute the

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on ASGM communities - updated April 28 ...

    Mar 23, 2020  This is an ongoing article on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) communities and COVID-19 with regular updates that accompany developments of COVID-19 and as new information and thinking about its impacts on ASGM arise. Latest updates are summarized in the update history and detailed in the article.

  • COVID-19: how to minimize impact on vulnerable communities ...

    Jul 20, 2020  The spread of COVID-19 comes with a tragic outlook for vulnerable communities. Global and regional stakeholders can act by: building trust and awareness; and supporting government response through innovative partnerships.

  • What Are The Negative Effects Of Sand Mining? - WorldAtlas

    Nov 13, 2018  4. Sand Mining Makes Areas More Prone to Flooding. Beaches, dunes, and sandbanks act as barriers to flooding. When sand mining removes such barriers, areas near the sea or river become more prone to flooding. As a result, beachside communities in areas subjected to indiscriminate sand mining are thus more vulnerable to the forces of nature. 5.

  • The impact of mining on agricultural land

    But the impact a mine has on a farm or a community is so great that this cannot be overlooked either. Rabie says the impact of mining on a farming community can be enormous.

  • Opinion: Covid-19 presents opportunity to rethink impact ...

    The temporary closure and imminent reopening of mines across the country in the coming weeks provides an opportunity for mine bosses to assess and rethink their impact on communities, say Louise ...

  • Managing the cumulative impacts of coal mining on regional ...

    The expansion and contraction of the coal mining industry in Australia has placed pressure on regional communities and environments and multiplied the extent, magnitude and profile of cumulative impacts. While some mining communities have benefited from the expansion of the coal industry through the creation of jobs and the investment in economies, the compounding impacts of multiple mining ...

  • Environmental Risks of Mining

    Mining is an inherently invasive process that can cause damage to a landscape in an area much larger than the mining site itself. The effects of this damage can continue years after a mine has shut down, including the addition to greenhouse gasses, death of flora and fauna, and erosion of land and habitat.

  • Uranium mining and health

    Toxic profile. Uranium is a heavy metal with the potential to cause a spectrum of adverse health effects ranging from renal failure and diminished bone growth to damage to the DNA. 4, 5 Because uranium possesses both chemical toxicity and radioactivity, assessing the relative contributions of each to its toxic profile is difficult. The effects of low-level radioactivity include cancer ...

  • 7 Effects of Mining and Processing of Mineral Resources on ...

    Mining and processing of mineral resources normally have a considerable im­pact on land, water, air, and biologic resources.Social impacts result from the increased demand for housing and other services in mining areas. 1. Pollution: Mining operations often pollute the

  • Positive and Negative Effects of Mining - Positive ...

    Dec 09, 2019  If all mining ceased on the planet, society would cease to function. Negative Effects of Mining. Environmental pollution. Mining comes with significant baggage, starting with environmental degradation and pollution. Mining involves toxic substances like sulfuric acid, cyanide, and solvents to separate and process the mineral from the ore.

  • Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of ...

    Jan 26, 2016  For instance, in Ghana most natural scientific studies on impacts of gold mining on the environment have concentrated exclusively on measuring the levels of toxic chemicals such as arsenic, cyanide, cadmium, lead and mercury in water, soil and food crops grown in mining communities [4,7]; while other studies have focused on assessing cancer and ...

  • Conceptualizing mining impacts, livelihoods and corporate ...

    This paper is concerned primarily with looking at the links between the ‘impacts of mining’ and these CCD initiatives. It seeks to address the under-theorized nature of the ‘impacts’ of mining and connect the voluminous literature on the effects of mining on communities and livelihoods in Papua New Guinea with broader development thinking.

  • Galamsey menace: Causes, effects and solutions

    May 17, 2017  The idea of acquiring money within a simple means has been the motivation behind the children engaging in the illegal mining activities in the mining communities. Most of

  • Effects of Mining on the Environment and Wildlife

    Mar 09, 2017  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. Although there are some regulations in place that are intended to minimize the damage, they are not enough to allow mining and wildlife to exist in harmony, especially in ...