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Small scale mining and heavy metals pollution of ...

2015-9-9  Small scale mining and heavy metals pollution of agricultural soils: The case of Ishiagu Mining District, South Eastern Nigeria Ezeh, H. N.* and Chukwu E. Department of Geology and Exploration Geophysics, Ebonyi State University, P. M. B. 053, Abakaliki, Nigeria.

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Heavy metal pollution caused by small-scale metal ore ...

2018-10-15  Heavy metal pollution in a small-scale metal ore mining area was investigated. • Pollution generally decreased with increasing distance from the mining district. • Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb in local farmland soils came primarily from the mining activities. • Heavy metal pollution of local farmland soils posed high potential ecological risk. •

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Heavy metal pollution caused by small-scale metal ore ...

Although metal ore mining activities are well known as an important source of heavy metals, soil pollution caused by small-scale mining activities has long been overlooked.

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Small scale mining and heavy metals pollution of ...

2009-6-1  Small scale mining and heavy metals pollution of agricultural soils: The case of Ishiagu mining district, South Eastern Nigeria Ezeh, Hilary N. Chukwu, Emmanuel

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Potential heavy metal pollution of soil and water ...

2019-4-1  Globally, small-scale mining is noted to be a major contributor to the pollution of water resources because it makes use of huge volumes of water thereby polluting the water resources (Cunningham et al., 2005; Owens et al., 2005). Most artisanal mining operators have no concession of their own and, thus, operates illegally.

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Small Scale Gold Mining And Heavy Metal Pollution ...

Small Scale Gold Mining And Heavy Metal Pollution: Assessment of Drinking Water Sources In Datuku In The Talensi-Nabdam District. @article{Cobbina2013SmallSG, title={Small Scale Gold Mining And Heavy Metal Pollution: Assessment of Drinking Water Sources In Datuku In The Talensi-Nabdam District.}, author={Cobbina and Myilla and Michael}, journal ...

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Assessment of heavy metal pollution risks in Yonki ...

2016-9-24  This study reports the heavy metal (Hg, Cd, Cr, Cu, and Pb) contamination risks to and safety of two species of fresh water fish (tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus and carp, Cyprinus carpio) that are farmed in the Yonki Reservoir in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG).The upper reaches of the reservoir are affected by alluvial and large-scale gold mining activities.

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Heavy metal pollution in soil associated with a large ...

This work examined heavy metal pollution from a large-scale cyanidation gold mining operation, which is distinguished from artisanal and small-scale amalgamation gold mining, in Jilin Province, China. A total of 20 samples including one background sample were collected from the surface of the mining area and the tailings pond in June 2013.

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(PDF) Water Pollution Resulting From Mining Activity: An ...

2018-7-19  The environmental problems arising due to mining activities are natural land degradation, air and water pollution with heavy metals, organic and inorganic waste,

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Heavy Metal Pollution in Soil and Water in Some Selected ...

Illegal small scale gold mining popularly called “Galamsey” in our local communities is on the increase. This has led to concerns about the level of environmental pollution resulting from these mining activities. This work was conducted to determine the level of heavy metal contamination in the environment due to the activities of the small scale miners.

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Heavy metal pollution caused by small-scale metal ore ...

Although metal ore mining activities are well known as an important source of heavy metals, soil pollution caused by small-scale mining activities has long been overlooked. This study investigated the pollution of surface soils in an area surrounding a recently abandoned small-scale polymetallic min

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Small scale mining and heavy metals pollution of ...

Small scale mining and heavy metals pollution of agricultural soils: The case of Ishiagu mining district, South Eastern Nigeria Ezeh, Hilary N. Chukwu, Emmanuel

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(PDF) Heavy Metals in the Soils of Placer Small-Scale Gold ...

Background Artisanal and small-scale mining activities are widely practiced globally. Concentrations of heavy metals associated with gold, such as copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd ...

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Heavy Metal Pollution in Soil and Water in Some Selected ...

2015-6-12  Illegal small scale gold mining popularly called “Galamsey” in our local communities is on the increase. This has led to concerns about the level of environmental pollution resulting from these mining activities. This work was conducted to determine the level of heavy metal contamination in the environment due to the activities of the small scale miners.

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Effects of small-scale gold mining on heavy metal levels ...

2018-7-28  The effects of small-scale gold mining activities on heavy metal levels in groundwater were determined for the Lower Pra Basin of Ghana. Sixty five boreholes in 45 communities were analysed between January 2012 and April 2012 for the dry season and June and October 2012 for the wet season. The test for significance and the use of cluster analysis, a multivariate approach, clearly delineate Cu ...

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Assessment of heavy metal pollution risks in Yonki ...

2016-9-24  This study reports the heavy metal (Hg, Cd, Cr, Cu, and Pb) contamination risks to and safety of two species of fresh water fish (tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus and carp, Cyprinus carpio) that are farmed in the Yonki Reservoir in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG).The upper reaches of the reservoir are affected by alluvial and large-scale gold mining activities.

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Distribution and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in ...

2015-12-1  As gold is the main contributor to Ghana's economy, accounting for 38% of total stock and 95% of total mineral exports,5 small-scale mining as well as improper regulation of large-scale mining pose enormous environmental challenges such as land degradation, subsidence due to gold mining and water pollution, all of which pose risks to human ...

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Heavy metal pollution and mobility of sediment in Tajum ...

2020-10-16  The heavy metals Cu, Pb, Zn, and Cd in the stream sediment of the Tajum River were studied based on 12 sediment samples obtained from upstream to downstream. The artisanal mining activities in the study area generated mining processing waste (tailing) and are the primary source of heavy metal pollution. The samples were analyzed for metal concentration as well as metal mobility

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(PDF) Water Pollution Resulting From Mining Activity: An ...

2018-7-19  The environmental problems arising due to mining activities are natural land degradation, air and water pollution with heavy metals, organic and inorganic waste, negative impact on terrestrial and ...

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Heavy metal pollution caused by small-scale metal ore ...

2018-5-26  Although metal ore mining activities are well known as an important source of heavy metals, soil pollution caused by small-scale mining activities has long been overlooked. This study investigated the pollution of surface soils in an area surrounding a recently abandoned small-scale polymetallic mining district in Guangdong province of south China.

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HEALTH AND POLLUTION ACTION PLAN - UNIDO

to address five priority risk areas: outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, water contamination, heavy metals and other toxics from small scale mining and chemicals from agriculture (pesticides). This document is a valuable reference for environment and health partners in

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Mining and Water Pollution — Safe Drinking Water Foundation

2016-12-17  2. Heavy Metal Contamination Leaching Heavy metal pollution is caused when such metals as arsenic, cobalt, copper, cadmium, lead, silver and zinc contained in excavated rock or exposed in an underground mine come in contact with water. Metals are leached out and carried downstream as water washes over the rock surface.

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Contamination from mercury and other heavy metals in a ...

2017-8-24  Gold mining is the main industrial activity at Bibiani; both large-scale mining and artisanal small-scale min-ing (including illicitly operated ones known locally as galamsey) are practiced in this community. Bibiani has a population of approximately 26,000 (BABDA 2006). A key feature at Bibiani is Lake Amponsah, a man-made

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Heavy Metal Pollution in the Birim River of Ghana

Heavy Metal Pollution in the Birim River of Ghana Bright Oppong Afum 1, Clement Kwasi Owusu 2 1Mining Engineering Department, ... Small scale mining in Ghana is defined as “mining by any

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Impact of Heavy Metal Pollution on the Environment

2021-8-2  Heavy metals are persistent in nature and once they get in accumulated in the environment, the damage caused by heavy metal pollution is irreversible. Human activities are degrading the environment. Due to its bioaccumulative nature, heavy metals

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A Case Study of Heavy Metal Pollution in Water of Bone ...

2018-10-1  Bone River, which is located in the eastern part of Gorontalo, Indonesia, has an issue of contamination by heavy metals due to artisanal small-scale gold mine (ASGM) activities. This river is used as a source of water by inhabitants living along the

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[PDF] Heavy Metal Pollution in Soil and Water in Some ...

Illegal small scale gold mining popularly called “Galamsey” in our local communities is on the increase. This has led to concerns about the level of environmental pollution resulting from these mining activities. This work was conducted to determine the level of heavy metal contamination in the environment due to the activities of the small scale miners.

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Heavy Metals In Rivers Affected By Mining Activities In ...

Artisanal and small scale gold mining operations have been an important source of toxic elements in the environment, with possibly negative consequences for ecosystems and human health. This study aims to assess the pollution degree and human health risk due to heavy metals exposure in mining communities.

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