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Jul 24, 2020 Gold mining Acid mine drainage Mine rehabilitation Acid mine water neutralisation Water pollution Gauteng South Africa This is a preview of subscription content, log in

  • The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on the
    The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on the

    The gold mines brought with them not only development, employment and wealth, but also the most devastating war in the history of South Africa, civil unrest, economical inequality, social uprooting, pollution, negative health impacts and ecological destruction

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  • The Gold Mining Industry in South Africa Essay - 1011
    The Gold Mining Industry in South Africa Essay - 1011

    1011 Words5 Pages. Gold mining in South Africa has a large impact on the environment, the economy and social structure in South Africa. The environmental impact of gold mining on the environment includes water, air and noise pollution. The mining industry in South Africa

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  • As South Africa Clings to Coal, A Struggle for the Right
    As South Africa Clings to Coal, A Struggle for the Right

    Nov 24, 2020 Residents of Middelburg and other communities in an industrialized swath of the Highveld, a plateau in central South Africa, are well acquainted with air pollution and its toll on health. The area — located east of Johannesburg and with a population of 4.7 million — is riddled with coal mines, coal-fired power plants, petrochemical

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  • Environmental pollution in Africa | SpringerLink
    Environmental pollution in Africa | SpringerLink

    Jan 09, 2017 Traffic emissions, transported dust and open burning are all significant contributors to air pollution in Africa. The Sahara desert is a major source of transported dust, especially during the harmattan season in West Africa. Mercury emissions are very high in South Africa due to coal combustion and gold mining

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  • Gold mine fined $100,000. Toxic air pollution found at big
    Gold mine fined $100,000. Toxic air pollution found at big

    Feb 13, 2021 Mercury air pollution is not an issue at all gold mines, but certainly is an issue at some — in Nevada, Alaska and now apparently in South Carolina, said Bonnie Gestring, who tracks gold

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  • South Africa hasn't protected residents from gold mine
    South Africa hasn't protected residents from gold mine

    Oct 12, 2016 South Africa has failed to protect residents affected by pollution from contaminated water and mine dumps over more than 130 years of gold mining near Johannesburg, an independent investigation by

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  • South Africa's closed mines must not shaft people - The
    South Africa's closed mines must not shaft people - The

    Aug 14, 2021 South Africa’s closed mines must not shaft people. ... Costly closure: Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine near Carletonville closed down and along with it the village. ... air pollution by windblown dust

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  • Dirty Gold's Impacts - Earthworks
    Dirty Gold's Impacts - Earthworks

    Aug 19, 2021 Gold mining is one of the most destructive industries in the world. It can displace communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy pristine environments. It pollutes water and land with mercury and cyanide, endangering the health of people and ecosystems. Producing gold for one wedding ring alone generates 20 tons of waste

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  • Causes of Air Pollution In South Africa and Possible
    Causes of Air Pollution In South Africa and Possible

    Jan 12, 2021 Causes of Air Pollution In South Africa. 1. Population Increase. A study conducted by Statistics South Africa in 2006 found that the population of Sub Saharan in 2010 will double by the year 2050 and that 40 percent of this population will be living in the urban areas. The study also found that there has been an increase in South Africa’s

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  • Big increase in mine water pollution - The Mail & Guardian
    Big increase in mine water pollution - The Mail & Guardian

    May 17, 2019 As climate change continues to worsen South Africa’s water security, the mining industry’s number of water-related infractions is rising. In 2017-2018, the department found 10 more mines

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  • The Effects of Mining in Africa - Mining Africa
    The Effects of Mining in Africa - Mining Africa

    Jan 26, 2017 South Africa has responded to the situation by making a law that states that mines have to leave areas in an equivalent, or better state than what it was prior to mining starting. Although not all mining companies are heeding these laws, the South African diamond industry has responded by establishing several nature reserves with breeding

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  • List Of Gold Mines In South Africa - South Africa Lists
    List Of Gold Mines In South Africa - South Africa Lists

    Jan 12, 2021 List Of Gold Mines In South Africa And Their Names. South Africa is one of the countries making a lot of people via mining. The mining sector keeps contributing greatly to the country’s economy, and it is common knowledge that South Africa is blessed with important minerals and metals like diamonds, coal, coal, platinum, and so on

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  • Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental
    Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental

    Effect on air. Coal burning from power stations for generating electricity is responsible for high levels of air pollution in South Africa (Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism 2005) and has caused a great hazard to human health and the South African environment in general (Munnik et

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  • gold mining in south africa air pollution
    gold mining in south africa air pollution

    The impact of post gold mining on mercury pollution in the ... Nov 01, 2013 1. Introduction. Soon after the discovery of gold in South Africa, in the late

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  • Ezulwini gold and uranium mining, Gauteng, South Africa
    Ezulwini gold and uranium mining, Gauteng, South Africa

    Jun 02, 2021 Although some of the major companies involved in gold and uranium mining were ordered to pay compensation for workers and their families who had health

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

    May 02, 2018 In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a significant role in the country’s economy, with both positive and negative

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  • South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine
    South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine

    Oct 12, 2016 South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine pollution: Harvard report. Pollution of ground and surface water from acid mine drainage and

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