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Environmental Issues and the Prospects of Mining in Nigeria

Environmental Issues and the Prospects of Mining in Nigeria *Ahmed F. Ali1, Amina S. Abdullahi1, Aminu S. Zangina1 1Department of Environmental Management, Bayero University, Kano State, Nigeria Email: [email protected] Abstract Mining is referred to as the extraction of minerals and other geological materials of economic value

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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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(DOC) IMPACT OF GRANITE QUARRY ON THE ENVIRONMENT: A

IMPACT OF GRANITE QUARRY ON THE ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY OF IYUKU COMMUNITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA BY Bldr. M. O. OBOIRIEN [email protected] 08064326749, 08052273676 DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AUCHI POLYTECHNIC, AUCHI EDO STATE 1 ABSTRACT Quarrying in reasonable volumes for construction can hardly be achieved by

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Impact of Air Pollution from Quarrying and Stone Cutting

Jun 06, 2016 A notable negative impact of quarrying on the environment is also the damage to biodiversity, in which plants (vegetation cover) represent the main component of the ecosystem as they are playing a major role in maintaining the balance in the volume of oxygen and carbon dioxide through photosynthetic activities.

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Environmental Geochemistry of Igarra Marble Mining

Quarrying and mineral processing industries are the major cause of environmental pollution in the Igarra marble mining district.

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(DOC) ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTS OF STONE

Stone and sand quarrying causes damage to property, depletion of ground water, loss of fertile top soil, degradation of forest land, adverse effect on the aquatic biodiversity and public health (State of The Environment Report, 2003).

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Critical Issues of Sustainability Associated with Quarry

mining method has its own impact on the environment. Rock and mineral resources cannot be extracted from the earth without some environmental impacts. Quarry operations can cause serious environmental degradation when proper siting, design, operation and monitoring are not provided [3]. Quarry activities such as exploration, blasting,

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Environmental Impact of Mining Exploitation: A Case Study

Usually, the mining operation have a lot environment and social of impacts (affects air, soil, water, fauna and flora, Acid Mine Drainage, noise and vibration, migration of population from/or to the mining

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ENDANGERED: How Abuja residents endure air and noise

The Act also demands that an environmental impact assessment must be carried out on mining and quarrying sites to ensure that mining-related activities are environmentally friendly and do not

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(DOC) IMPACT OF GRANITE QUARRY ON THE ENVIRONMENT:

IMPACT OF GRANITE QUARRY ON THE ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY OF IYUKU COMMUNITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA BY Bldr. M. O. OBOIRIEN [email protected] 08064326749, 08052273676 DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AUCHI POLYTECHNIC, AUCHI EDO STATE 1 ABSTRACT Quarrying in reasonable volumes for construction can hardly be achieved by

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

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 without taking into account the overall impact

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EVALUATION OF HEAVY METAL University of Nigeria

This study assessed the environmental effects of lead-zinc mining at Enyigba to document the present state of the environment in areas affected by the mining operations. The study examined the extent to which heavy metals from abandoned mine pits and mine waste rocks have polluted the soil as well as the ground water and surface water.

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Managing mining for sustainable development

5.1 Trends and approaches in environmental regulation of mining 56 5.2 Environmental and social impact assessment 57 5.3 Environmental monitoring and auditing 61 5.4 Community consultation, engagement and protection 62 5.4.1 Free, prior and informed consent 63 5.4.2 Engagement during the life of a mine 65 5.4.3 Access to information 66

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The social and environmental impact of mining in the ACP

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Mining has often a negative impact on the environment by the pollution it causes. Pollution: The impact of mining on the environment affects different aspects. Radioactive substances emanating from uranium mines have such devastating effects on the environment. The massive use of water by mining companies and industrial

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Exploitation of natural resources Wikipedia

The exploitation of natural resources is the use of natural resources for economic growth, sometimes with a negative connotation of accompanying environmental degradation.It started to emerge on an industrial scale in the 19th century as the extraction and processing of raw materials (such as in mining, steam power, and machinery) developed much further than it had in preindustrial areas.

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3 Technologies in Exploration, Mining, and Processing

Quarrying is similar to open-pit mining except the term is commonly applied to the extraction of dimension stone and aggregates. Fewer benches are required in quarrying than in open-pit metal mining ; in quarrying, most of the material extracted is marketable. In area-strip mining a trench is dug

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1. Introduction

Mining, quarrying, dredging, and the drilling and extraction of oil and gas from wells are all activities that have made irreversible impacts on the landscape and therefore on the environment. Directly linked to the extraction activities are issues concerned with the disposal of

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Reducing the impacts of quarrying Quarrying GCSE

Reducing the impacts of quarrying To reduce lasting visual pollution, landscaping and tree planting could take place when the quarry is exhausted. Screens could also be set up around working quarries.

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How can metal mining impact the environment? American

Material adapted from: Hudson, T.L, Fox, F.D., and Plumlee, G.S. 1999. Metal Mining and the Environment, p. 7,20-27,31-35,38-39. Published by the American Geosciences Institute Environmental Awareness Series. Modern mining operations actively strive to mitigate potential environmental consequences of extracting metals, and such operations are strictly regulated in the United

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quarry National Geographic Society

A quarry is a place where rocks, sand, or minerals are extracted from the surface of the Earth. A quarry is a type of mine called an open-pit mine, because it is open to the Earth's surface.Another type of mine, a sub-surface mine, consists of underground tunnels or shafts.. The most common purpose of quarries is to extract stone for building materials.

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[PDF] Environmental Noise Implications of Quarrying at

Quarrying is a form of land use method associated with extraction of non-fuel and non-metal minerals from rock [1]. According to Lad and Samant [2], quarrying usually involves open cast excavations from which fairly huge and deep deposits of hard or soft rocks are extracted, for production of aggregates or dimension stones using drill and blast technique.

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Mining and quarrying in the UK GOV.UK

Dec 20, 2019 UK mining and quarrying non-coal production has been broadly flat in recent years while coal production volumes have consistently fallen for the past three decades. Figure 1. GVA of UK mining

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

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 without taking into account the overall impact

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Rock-blasting at quarries can subject residents to

Oct 03, 2013 Abuja Mr Femi Akingbade, a former Director in the Nigeria Mining Corporation (NMC), on Wednesday in Abuja warned that people living around quarries risked health hazards and damage to

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Estimation of Air Quality Status due to Quarrying

Estimation of Air Quality Status due to Quarrying activities and its Impacts on the Environment and Health of the People. Rock Onwe Mkpuma . Abstract . A survey of air quality in an environment informs the safety status or the degree of pollution as indicated

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MINING AND QUARRYING

quarried from several districts and the impact of this activity on the environment is significant in quarry intensive districts of Tumkur, Bangalore, Mandya, Mysore and Chamrajnagar. ISSUES & IMPACTS The key environmental problems and impacts of mining/quarrying are: • Land degradation • Degradation of forest and loss of biodiversity

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[PDF] Environmental Noise Implications of Quarrying at

Quarrying is a form of land use method associated with extraction of non-fuel and non-metal minerals from rock [1]. According to Lad and Samant [2], quarrying usually involves open cast excavations from which fairly huge and deep deposits of hard or soft rocks are extracted, for production of aggregates or dimension stones using drill and blast technique.

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The social and environmental impact of mining in the ACP

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Mining has often a negative impact on the environment by the pollution it causes. Pollution: The impact of mining on the environment affects different aspects. Radioactive substances emanating from uranium mines have such devastating effects on the environment. The massive use of water by mining companies and industrial

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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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Exploitation of natural resources Wikipedia

The exploitation of natural resources is the use of natural resources for economic growth, sometimes with a negative connotation of accompanying environmental degradation.It started to emerge on an industrial scale in the 19th century as the extraction and processing of raw materials (such as in mining, steam power, and machinery) developed much further than it had in preindustrial areas.

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Solutions to Mining Industry Risk Challenges

Mining companies have an impressive track record for delivering continuous improvements in safety and risk governance standards. We have no doubt that the professionalism and expertise present within the industry will ensure that any new and emerging risk challenges are dealt with in

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Mining and quarrying in the UK GOV.UK

Dec 20, 2019 UK mining and quarrying non-coal production has been broadly flat in recent years while coal production volumes have consistently fallen for the past three decades. Figure 1. GVA of UK mining

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Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve

Feb 27, 2017 Sand mining is causing environmental damage worldwide. In some places locals dig out riverbanks with shovels and haul it away with pickup trucks

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Environmental impact of the petroleum industry Wikipedia

Petroleum has many uses, and the environmental impact of the petroleum industry is correspondingly extensive and expansive. Crude oil and natural gas are primary energy and raw material sources that enable numerous aspects of modern daily life and the world economy.Their supply has grown quickly over the last 150 years to meet the demands of rapidly increasing human population, creativity, and

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Ebonyi govt, quarry company tango over closure The Sun

For sealing its business premises and quarry, Crushed Rock Industries Nigeria Limited dragged the Ebonyi State government to Federal High Court, Abuja. of mining activities in Nigeria

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Quarrying Guyana Geology and Mines Commission

Environmental Impact Any change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting from the quarry’s environmental aspects. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): The process of identifying, predicting, and evaluating potential environmental impacts of

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