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environmental impacts of mining in nigeria

Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Dolerite Mining in ...

2019-12-27 · Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Dolerite Mining in Nigeria (Suspended Particulate Matter and Heavy Metal Concentrations) Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, 2018, 5(8):45-52 8 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2019

The impact of tantalite mining on the flora diversity in ...

2021-1-7 · The activities of the artisanals and small-scale miners in Nasarawa state, Nigeria, are increasing daily without considering the loss of biodiversity, which has continuously disrupted ecological functions and environmental balance. The study aimed at investigating the effect of tantalite mining activities on flora diversity. Three study sites were selected for floristic data collection ...

(PDF) Environmental and social impacts of mining and …

2016-9-20 · Mining companies are also making efforts to reduce the environmental and social impacts of mining and minimize the footprint of their activities throughout the mining cycle, including planning for ...

Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in ...

Mining has played an important role in the development of Ghana. Like all industries, mining has both benefits and risks for the people living in communities where minerals are found. How these environmental and health impacts are managed by the government, nearby communities and mining companies ca …

Environmental and Socio-Economic Impact of Mining on ...

The socio-economic and environmental impacts of mining on immediate communities around Borini Porono quarry in Kogi State, central Nigeria were examined. A total of 100 respondents were contacted for relevant information through questionnaire administration and interviews. Quantitative methods such as Chi-square, Pair-wise ranking, and ANOVA TABLE were used to interpret the data collected.

Environmental Issues and the Prospects of Mining in …

2018-12-6 · 2017). Mining is a significant threat to biodiversity, as it leads to large massive habitat losses (Paul and Campbell, 2011). 2.0 Mining Issues in Nigeria Nigeria''s abundant solid minerals constitute some of the largest known deposits under different categories made up of precious metals, stones and industrial minerals like coal, tin,

Environmental Impacts of Mineral Exploration in Nigeria ...

2017-8-26 · Environmental Impacts of Mineral Exploration in Nigeria and their Phytoremediation Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystem activities (soil pollution). As human and animal poisoning occur through the ingestion of these contaminated foods (Bartremet al., 2014; Oramahet al., 2015), it present health challenges such asdizziness,

Environmental Impacts of Mineral Exploration in Nigeria ...

2021-8-26 · Mineral exploration and processing have caused varying degree of environmental damage in Nigeria. These include alteration of ecological state, air, …

Environmental Impact of Artesanal Mining of Barytes in ...

Environmental Impact of Artesanal Mining of Barytes in Azara Area, Middle Benue Trough, Nigeria. Authors : M.S. Chaanda, N.G. Obaje, A. Moumouni, N.G. Goki and U.A. Lar. Abstract: The name Azara has become synonymous with artesanal mining of baryte in Nigeria. This activity turned into a lucrative business immediately after the abandonment ...

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING …

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

Adefolake Adekola: Environmental Effects of Slums in Nigeria

2017-12-4 · The environmental impact of indiscriminate building of houses in the Lekki-ajah sector, sand mining in the area and lack of proper drainage systems is major issue, Parts of Lagos is below sea ...

Environmental Impacts of Mining and Smelting ...

2021-9-20 · Environmental Impacts of Mining and Smelting. Miners in Nigeria grinding gold ore with significant exposures to lead and silica dust. Background. The mining sector is responsible for some of the largest releases of heavy metals into the environment of any industry. It also releases other air pollutants including sulfur dioxide and nitrogen ...

Environmental Impact on Surface and Ground Water …

The study was carried out to evaluate the surface and groundwater condition from mining activities in Ikpeshi and its environs in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. Twenty water samples were randomly collected and analyzed—one borehole water sample, two hands dug wells, eight river samples and nine quarry pits water samples.

1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN …

2019-1-28 · 1.2.1 Environmental Impact Overview Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining, to small-scale mining with mines only a few metres deep, through large-scale alluvial mining and the most infamous gold panning. The area therefore is affected by the environmental impacts of each of these

Environmental impact assessment in Nigeria: regulatory ...

2021-7-6 · Environmental impact assessment in Nigeria: regulatory background and procedural framework Nerry Echefu and .E Akpofure ABSTRACT As a consequence of the illegal dumping of toxic wastes in Koko, in the former Bendel State, in 1987, the Nigerian Government promulgated the Harmful Wastes Decree which provides the legal framework for the

Environmental Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining in Luku ...

2020-8-21 · T., "Environmental Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining in Luku, Minna, Niger State, North Central Nigeria." Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics, vol. 2, no. 1 (2014): 28-37. doi: 10.12691/jgg-2-1-5. 1. Introduction . Mining refers to the process of extraction of mineral deposits from the surface of the earth or from beneath the

The environmental implications of the exploration and ...

2019-2-1 · The 1946 Act which included environmental protection in the regulation of mining activities still failed to protect the environment from the negative impacts of mining. The cost of a lack of environmental protection in the Act is evident in the Plateau tin mining fields (Chindo, 2012). 4.1.2. Environmental implication of coal mining

Analyzing the environmental impacts and potential …

Nigeria 2 Department of Mining Engineering, University of Jos, Nigeria *corresponding author: [email protected] Received 11 November 2017, Accepted 02 December 2017 Abstract:The environmental impact and potential health challenges resulting from artisanal mining in Shango area of Minna, North Central Nigeria was put into perspective.

Environmental impacts of mining | KS4 geography | Teachit

2021-8-30 · Students use information about gold mining in the south-west of Nigeria to complete two structured tasks. Answers are included in the teaching notes. This could be used as an extension or homework task along side resource number 30065 - Environmental impacts if economic development in Nigeria.

Environmental Impact on Surface and Ground Water …

2014-6-27 · Environmental Impact on Surface and Ground Water Pollution from Mining Activities in Ikpeshi, Edo State, Nigeria G. N. Idris1, G. O. Asuen2, O. J. Ogundele1 1Department of Minerals and Petroleum Resources Engineering, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Nigeria 2Department of Geology, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Environmental Impacts of Mineral Exploration in Nigeria ...

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN AFRICA

Environmental Impacts of Mining | Monitoring, Restoration ...

2021-4-28 · This second edition examines the problems facing the mining industry, and offers practical case studies, as well as new solutions for environmental restoration and remediation. New topics include bioremediation technology, mountaintop surface coal mining, reclamation procedures, environmental impacts of gold mining, mining in different ...

The Environmental Impact of Mining (Different Mining ...

2020-5-27 · Mining remains an essential and growing part of the modern industry. By some estimates, it makes up nearly 45% of the total global economy, and mineral production continues to increase as demand for raw materials grows around the world.. However, many mining techniques still in use can have serious impacts on both the mining …

The impact of tantalite mining on the flora diversity in ...

The activities of the artisanals and small-scale miners in Nasarawa state, Nigeria, are increasing daily without considering the loss of biodiversity, which has continuously disrupted ecological functions and environmental balance. The study aimed at investigating the effect of tantalite mining …

The impact of mining on sustainable practices and the ...

2020-5-8 · In addition, there is a significant environmental damage resulting from small-scale mining of laterite, gold, gravel and dredging of sand in different parts of Nigeria but more complex to detect and manage due to the remote and nucleated spatial distributions of the impacts.

Ecological impact of mining on soils of Southwestern …

2014-12-10 · Ecological impact of mining on soils of Southwestern Nigeria 181 Table 1. Physical and chemical characteristics and heavy metal concentrations of soils of Awo, Itagunmodi and Ijero-Ekiti mines and respective control sites. Means followed by different letters in the same row are significantly different (p < 0.05) according to the Duncan''s

Environmental Impacts of Sand Dredging in Awoyaya, …

mining in Nigeria shows that the landscape is continually being destroyed by mining activities by creating tunnels and excavating the soils (Robert, 1998). In this study, the environmental impacts of dredging activities in Awoyaya, Lagos State is considered.

Environmental and Socio-Economic Impact of Mining on ...

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 *P.O.Box 110, Ido Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria Abstract

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

2020-8-21 · Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world 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 paper provides an exposition on the environmental ...

Addressing environmental impact of mining on host ...

2020-9-8 · 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 mining ...

Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in ...

2018-3-1 · The work reviews data on environmental and health impacts of mining such as pollution of water bodies, degradation of forest resources, depletion of soil nutrients, destruction of wildlife habitat, and reduction in quality and threats to human health. Competing Interests. The authors declare no competing financial interests