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Environmental Issues and the Prospects of Mining in Nigeria

Environmental Issues and the Prospects of Mining in Nigeria A. F. Ali, A. S. Abdullahi, A. S. Zangina., DUJOPAS 4(2): 531 539, 2018 534 Furthermore, the quantities of air pollutants released by the process of solid mineral

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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, landscape degradation and radiation hazards.

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Addressing environmental impact of mining on host

Sep 08, 2020 The General Secretary, Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society (NMGS), Dr. Akinade Olatunji, told The Guardian that a lot of things are misunderstood about the environmental impact of

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(PDF) MINERAL PROSPECTING AND EXPLORATION IN NIGERIA

The introduction of mechanized mining by the mining companies (e.g. Amalgamated Tin Mining Company of Nigeria, Exlands, Gold and Base Metals etc.) led to higher productivity of the mines and consequently the devastation of vast areas of land; as no law was put in place by the colonial government to guide mineral extraction.

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Mineral Resource Extractive Activities in Nigeria

There is a significant deposit of solid minerals in Nigeria (coal, oil sands, iron ore, gold, limestone, uranium, tantalum, diamond etc.) but the ascendancy of crude oil as a major income earner led to their neglect, where exploitation is poorly organised, lives of miners are gravely endangered, and the sector generates less revenue (Edeme & Nkalu, 2019).

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Assessing the Ecological Effects of Mining in West Africa

Jun 01, 2017 Nigeria’s abundant solid minerals constitute some of the largest known deposits in recent years under different categories. With the activities in the sector characterized by production and a growing environmental decline often overlooked.

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(PDF) Environmental and Socio-Economic Impact of Mining on

Journal of Environment and Earth Science iiste ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online) Vol.8, No.11, 2018 Environmental and Socio-Economic Impact of Mining on Immediate Communities in Kogi State Central Nigeria Jethro*, M.A Ogbodo, D.A Peter, E.O Department of Minerals and Petroleum Resources Engineering, School of Engineering, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Nigeria

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Effects of Natural Resources Utilization on the Ecosystem

Source: Journal of Physical Sciences, 2007 Mining is a common practice in Nigeria, the problem with the activity in the country, however, is the inattention of the miners and the government to proper mining practices which makes life difficult for the people. And many people because of their low level of education do not know their environmental obligations under the Minerals and Mining Act

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Impact of mining activities on ground water quality status

The natives tap these minerals crudely with so many 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

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Environment Law In Nigeria Energy and Natural Resources

Nov 20, 2007 Other regulatory agencies with oversight over specific industries have also issued guidelines to regulate the impact of such industries on the environment such as the Environmental Guidelines and Standards for the Petroleum Industry in Nigeria (EGASPIN) 2002, published by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

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Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in

Mar 01, 2018 Mineral wealth is an important asset that can be used to stimulate or enhance economic growth and spur infrastructure development, including the building of schools, hospitals and road networks.1 Mining has played a substantial role in the development of Ghana, which is second only to South Africa in terms of gold production on the African continent.2 Ghana is equally gifted with rich mineral

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Environmental Impact Assessment Act, No. 86 1992

General principles of environmental impact assessment 1. Goals and objectives of environmental impact assessment. 2. Restriction on public or private project without prior consideration of the environmental impact. 3. Identification, etc., of significant environmental issues. 4. Minimum content of environmental impact assessment. 5.

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Sand mining Wikipedia

Sand mining is a practice that is becoming an environmental issue in India. Environmentalists have raised public awareness of illegal sand mining in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Goa of India. Conservation and environmental NGO Awaaz Foundation filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay High Court seeking a ban on mining activities along the

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The Environmental Impact of Lithium Batteries IER

Nov 12, 2020 Mining, processing, and disposing of these metals can contaminate the drinking water, land and environment if done improperly as seen from several examples. And, since China dominates the global market, it just switches what once was U.S. reliance on the Middle East to U.S. reliance on the People’s Republic.

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Tackle health, environmental impacts of abandoned mines

“Mining in Africa is mainly of mineral and metal such as iron, copper, cobalt, nickel and cadmium, which are environmental contaminants,” he says. People living in mining areas, he explains, produce food from contaminated soils, use water full of mining toxic waste and many have diseases such as cancer, ulcers and other stomach complications.

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An in-depth look at the current state of mining in Nigeria

Oct 27, 2020 Nigeria has very large deposits of bitumen, however the mineral has been largely untapped, and bitumen is still imported to meet domestic demand and consumption. The impact of COVID-19 on mining operations in Nigeria. COVID-19 led to draconian lockdown measures in countries around the world, including Nigeria.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Mining activities robbing farmers of

Mining activities began in 1902 in Nigeria and the country became a major exporter of coal, tin, and columbite in the 1940s. Then oil was discovered in 1956 in a town called Oloibiri in Ogbia

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How developing countries are paying a high price for the

Aug 15, 2015 The EU-funded report by academics at 23 universities and environmental justice groups in Africa, India and Latin America has identified 142 disputes involving gold

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3 Technologies in Exploration, Mining, and Processing

Since the early 1900s, a relentless search has been under way for new and innovative mining technologies that can improve health, safety, and productivity. In recent decades another driver has been a growing awareness of the adverse environmental and ecological impacts of mining.

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Boom in Mining Rare Earths Poses Mounting Toxic Risks

Jan 28, 2013 In California, Molycorp Minerals recently reopened a rare earths processing operation that it abandoned in 2002 near Death Valley, after retooling its operation to meet environmental concerns over contaminated groundwater. In Brazil, mining giant Vale is considering whether to process rare earths at a copper mine in the Amazon.

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

The same view hold sway in Aigbedion et al (2007) on environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria, where it was discovered that mining of solid and nonsolid minerals contributed to the

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FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA Sustainable Development

Nigeria has made great progress in promoting and organizing small scale miners, including carrying out environmental impact assessment for mining projects. Mineral markets have been developed and the provision of loans to small scale miners is in place. The challenge for

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An in-depth look at the current state of mining in Nigeria

Oct 27, 2020 Nigeria has very large deposits of bitumen, however the mineral has been largely untapped, and bitumen is still imported to meet domestic demand and consumption. The impact of COVID-19 on mining operations in Nigeria. COVID-19 led to draconian lockdown measures in countries around the world, including Nigeria.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

On the other hand, the number of studies focused on the impacts of mining and mineral processing on the environment and human health in Africa have increased significantly during the last decade. However, these studies tended to be concentrated on the effects of mining and mineral processing at national levels and in specific mining districts

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Environmental Geochemistry of Igarra Marble Mining

The determination of the impacts of marble mining on the environment in Igarra was carried out via the analysis of soil and water samples as geological medium. Seven soil samples, ten water samples and five rock samples were collected. The samples collected were subjected to petro-graphic and geochemical analysis. The mean concentration of metals in soil from Ekpeshi were Cd (3.254 mg/kg), Co

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Tackle health, environmental impacts of abandoned mines

“Mining in Africa is mainly of mineral and metal such as iron, copper, cobalt, nickel and cadmium, which are environmental contaminants,” he says. People living in mining areas, he explains, produce food from contaminated soils, use water full of mining toxic waste and many have diseases such as cancer, ulcers and other stomach complications.

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Environment Law In Nigeria Energy and Natural Resources

Nov 20, 2007 Other regulatory agencies with oversight over specific industries have also issued guidelines to regulate the impact of such industries on the environment such as the Environmental Guidelines and Standards for the Petroleum Industry in Nigeria (EGASPIN) 2002, published by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

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Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in

Mar 01, 2018 Mineral wealth is an important asset that can be used to stimulate or enhance economic growth and spur infrastructure development, including the building of schools, hospitals and road networks.1 Mining has played a substantial role in the development of Ghana, which is second only to South Africa in terms of gold production on the African continent.2 Ghana is equally gifted with rich mineral

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Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD

Mining, refining, and the use and disposal of minerals have in some instances led to significant local environmental and social damage. It is not always clear that mining brings economic and social benefits to the host countries, as the minerals sector sometimes operates where there is poor governance, including corruption, and is thus

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Climate-Smart Mining: Minerals for Climate Action

Overview. A new World Bank Group report, "Minerals for Climate Action: "The Mineral Intensity of the Clean Energy Transition," finds that the production of minerals, such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, could increase by nearly 500% by 2050, to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies. It estimates that over 3 billion tons of minerals and metals will be needed to deploy wind

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Solutions to Mining Industry Risk Challenges

Mining owners and operators face many significant and complex environmental risks throughout the mining cycle including groundwork, handling hazardous substances, waste disposal and control. These include risks arising from more onerous regulations on liability for environmental damage and growing pressure from shareholders to disclose

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Sand mining Wikipedia

Sand mining is a practice that is becoming an environmental issue in India. Environmentalists have raised public awareness of illegal sand mining in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Goa of India. Conservation and environmental NGO Awaaz Foundation filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay High Court seeking a ban on mining activities along the

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Extractive Industries Overview World Bank

Apr 16, 2020 About 3.5 billion people live in countries rich in oil, gas or minerals. With good governance and transparent management, the revenues from extractive industries can have a transformational impact on reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity, while respecting community needs and the environment.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Sustainable Development

After a protracted review from the early 2000s, the current Minerals and Mining Act, Act 703 of 2006 became the governing legislation for Ghana’s minerals and mining sector. A key feature of the process for drafting and passing this Act was the participation of relevant stakeholders, including mining sector regulators, Civil Society Organisations

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