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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, , 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

Environmental impact assessment: Insights from

PDF The object of this is to ascertain the level of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) compliance of mining companies in selected mining communities in Ghana. Over the past three

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IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A

2008-11-12  The historical importance of mining in the economic development of Ghana is considerable and well documented, with the country’s colonial name -- Gold Coast --reflecting the importance of the mining sector. Gold dominates the mining sector and 1 THE WORLD BANK. 1992, Strategy for African Mining. World Bank Technical Paper No.181, African

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Artisanal and smallscale gold mining in Ghana pubs.iied. ASGM artisanal and smallscale gold mining ASM artisanal and smallscale mining cocoBoD Ghana cocoa Board eIA environmental impact assessment epA environmental p rotection Agency GDp gross domestic product GnASSM Ghana national Association of SmallScale Miners IcMM International c ouncil on Mining and Metals

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Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic

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The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining

A simple testing method of small-scale gold miners’ gravity separation systems, Minerals Engineering, 2017, 105, 44CrossRef; 3 Daniel K. Attuquayefio, Erasmus H. Owusu, Benjamin Y. Ofori, Impact of mining and forest regeneration on small mammal biodiversity in the Western Region of Ghana, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2017, 189

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS

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Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

2018-4-1  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 provides an exposition on the environmental impacts of mining activities in Ghana.

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An Assessment Of An Environmental Problem In

2013-12-10  A second major environmental impact of small-scale gold mining in Ghana is land degradation — more specifically, clearing vast expanses of

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Environmental Impact Assessment in Ghana: Current

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A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale Mining

2015-7-24  Socio-economic Impact of Small-scale Mining in Ghana Employment Most small-scale miners in Ghana are engaged in the extraction of gold and s simply because they can generate wealth quickly. In fact, with the exception of specialist commodities, in most instances, it is economically unviable to mine anything other than

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

2016-9-9  ASGM artisanal and small-scale gold mining ASM artisanal and small-scale mining cocoBoD Ghana cocoa Board eIA environmental impact assessment epA environmental p rotection Agency GDp gross domestic product GnASSM Ghana national Association of Small-Scale Miners IcMM International c ouncil on Mining and Metals

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Impacts of Surface Gold Mining on Land Use Systems

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The environmental impact of small‐scale gold mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions B.A. Kansake, E. Assan and P. Bekui, Socioeconomic and environmental assessment of informal artisanal and small-scale mining in Impact of mining and forest regeneration on small mammal biodiversity in the Western Region of Ghana

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

2014-10-8  continues to grow worldwide, the impact of mining will be an increasingly important concern in the field of environmental science. In Africa, because of economic pressures and slower evolution of environmental awareness, local communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining

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The impacts of artisanal gold mining on local livelihoods

2014-10-15  In Ghana, small-scale (gold) mining is defined as, “Mining by any method not involving substantial expenditure by an individual or group of persons not exceeding nine in number or by co-operatives society made up to ten persons or more.” In this study the term artisanal mining is defined as mining with the use of manual methods and procedures

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Heavy metals contamination and human health risk

This study investigated the impact of gold mine on heavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Ni, Fe, Mn, and Zn) pollution and evaluated the potential health risks to local residents via consumption of polluted groundwater, agricultural soils, and vegetable crops grown at three community farms surrounding the mine at Obuasi municipality of Ghana.

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Social impact assessment in the mining sector: Review

EU Better Regulation policy (EC - European Commission, 2015), taking into account impact assessment guidelines and practs as applied in three impact assessment reports related to the extractive sector. While other countries and regions face similar resource security challenges as the EU, we consider that the assessment of social impacts is

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"Environmental Policy Assessment in the Ghanaian

Environmental policy assessment has been recognized by critical stakeholders (e.g., governments, local communities, academics, environmental advocacy groups, and mining companies) as an effective way of identifying and dealing with the myriad of environmental problems confronting humanity, particularly those caused by mining activities. While the gold mining sector has contributed to the

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Assessment of Mercury Pollution in Rivers and

2011-11-9  Artisanal gold mining in local communities is on the increase. This has led to concerns about mercury pollution resulting from these mining activities. This study was conducted to assess the level of mercury pollution in rivers and streams around artisanal gold mining areas of the Birim North District of Ghana. Rivers, streams, sediments and boreholes were sampled to determine total mercury

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Environmental Policy Assessment in the Ghanaian Gold

2019-3-11  Department of Environmental Studies DISSERTATION COMMITTEE PAGE The undersigned have examined the dissertation entitled: Environmental Policy Assessment in the Ghanaian Gold Mining Industry: Insights from Stakeholders presented by Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu, candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, and hereby certify that it is accepted*.

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Assessment of Mercury Pollution in Rivers and

2011-11-9  Artisanal gold mining in local communities is on the increase. This has led to concerns about mercury pollution resulting from these mining activities. This study was conducted to assess the level of mercury pollution in rivers and streams around artisanal gold mining areas of the Birim North District of Ghana. Rivers, streams, sediments and boreholes were sampled to determine total mercury

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Assessment of the Challenges in Policy

Assessment of the Challenges in Policy Implementation in the Small Scale Gold Mining Sector in Ghana A Case Study Ernest Okyere Keywords: Small Scale Mining, Mineral Policies, Environmental Impact , Regularisation and continuous education and training of miners on good mining and environmental practs among others.

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Impact of ISO 14001 Environmental Management

2013-8-18  The impact of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) on waste management, noise level, air quality, energy consumption, and number of reported environmental incidents as key environmental performance indicators was assessed. The assessment was based on annual and monthly environmental data and report from the selected gold mining companies (Gold Field Ghana

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Butterfly Diversity: An Indicator for Environmental Health

Tarkwa Gold Mine, Ghana and mitigate the environmental impacts of mining in Ghana, the government passed the Environmental Assessment Regulations Act in 1999, which is has been employed as

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Environmental impact of mining - Wikipedia

2019-10-14  Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practs. Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining processes. These processes also have an impact on the

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The direct economic impact of gold

2018-10-4  Large scale, formal gold mining in the top 15 producing countries directly employed an estimated 527,900 people in 2012. Gold mining is a significant source of exports for some countries: in 2012, gold exports were 36% of all Tanzanian exports and 26% of exports in Ghana

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Sustainable development in Ghana's gold mines:

The impact of gold mining on the environment in developing countries is well researched and documented (see Hilson, 2002b). In Ghana, different stakeholders have acknowledged that mining activities over the years have had debilitating effects on the environment.

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Case Studies - Impact Assessment

Case Studies on Biodiversity and Impact Assessment In decision VI/7-A, the Conference of the Parties (COP) endorsed draft guidelines for incorporating biodiversity-related issues into environmental impact assessment legislation and/or processes and in strategic environmental assessment and requested the Executive Secretary to compile and disseminate current experiences in this field.

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Employee Motivation and Work Performance: A

2017-11-30  employee motivation and its impact on performance within the industry by identifying what Therefore, the study seeks to identify the best motivating factor for the employees in the large scale gold mining industries in Ghana that will ensure that miners have a environment 1. 2 3

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