ecological effects of mining in nigeria

ecological effects of mining in nigeria

Assessing the Ecological Effects of Mining in West Africa

Jun 01, 2017 While the ecological problems emanate from the activities of artisanal and small scale mining types, the impacts consist of toxic pollution of air, degradation of arable land, habitat loss, and contamination of water resources.

Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

effect on the environment of the activities involved in harnessing the minerals in Nigeria. An attempt will also be made to examine the possible precautions and reme-dies that can be applied in order to mitigate the effect of adverse environmental impact of mining activities. Table 1 shows the minerals deposits that are currently

(PDF) Assessing the Ecological Effects of Mining in West

ecological impacts o f mining in Nigeria. Emphases are on t he issues, environm ental and spatial ana lysis of the trends, factor s associated with the iss ues and current effo rts.

Ecological impact of mining on soils of Southwestern Nigeria

This paper investigated the current status of soils from three mine sites (Awo, Itagunmodi and Ijero-Ekiti) in Southwestern Nigeria. Composite soil samples were collected at 0 to 15 cm depth, air-dried and analysed for physical, chemical properties

Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

effect on the environment of the activities involved in harnessing the minerals in Nigeria. An attempt will also be made to examine the possible precautions and reme-dies that can be applied in order to mitigate the effect of adverse environmental impact of mining activities. Table 1 shows the minerals deposits that are currently

Environmental Issues and the Prospects of Mining in Nigeria

With that came widespread ecological impacts at the expense of adjacent communities. Seeing the recurrent hazards from thousands of abandoned mines across the country, especially in Jos Plateau, as stated by (Edun, 2013), there are other risks in the sector through inland sand mining and the effects of artisanal mining.

Environmental Impacts of Mineral Exploration in Nigeria

Mineral exploration and processing have caused varying degree of environmental damage in Nigeria. These include alteration of ecological state, air, water, soil pollution, destruction of soil flora...

Addressing environmental impact of mining on host

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...

Environmental Effect of Lead Combination of Mining

The proliferation in recent time of unregulated artisanal gold mining activities in Zamfara State, Nigeria has fuelled instability and lead poisoning crisis across gold mining communities primarily in Anka and Bukkuyum Local Government Areas thereby placing a significant burden on the already fragile economy and heath care system in the state [ 1 ].

Nigeria Mining Mining Africa

Ecological Issues Environmental officials of the government of the Plateau State in Nigeria are concerned with the 1,100 columbite and tin mines that were abandoned after the mining boom of the 1960s. According to their research these mines are posing a serious risk

Environmental Effect of Lead Contamination on Mining

Environmental Effect of Lead Contamination on Mining Communities in Zamfara State, Nigeria: A Review Anka SA1*, Sanda A1, Bello TS2, Waziri AF1, Muhammad AS3, Bello I3 and Nasiru AM4 1Department of Biological Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria 2Department of Biology, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Nigeria

ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY

In Nigeria, up to now mining activities have systematically escaped environmental control. In 1989, the Government of Nigeria issue the Document “National Policy on the Environment”, which was revised in 1999 in response to the advances in knowledge and The Environmental Impact Assessment Decree (N. o. 86 of 1992) includes a series of EIA

The environmental implications of the exploration and

Feb 01, 2019 Mining activities can have serious negative effects on the environment, these effects occur from the exploration stage to the closure stage of a mine's operation. Nigeria has different minerals and exploration/exploitation of these minerals can affect the environment.

Socio-Economic Impacts of Tin Mining in Jos, Plateau State

Socio-Economic Impacts of Tin Mining in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria 1onwuka, S.U.,2 Duluora, J.O.,3okoye C.O. ABSTRACT: This work studied the social and economic impacts of tin mining in Rayfield of Jos Plateau, Nigeria. The conceptual framework is based on the concept of sustainable development. Questionnaire was

Environmental Impact Assessment Process for Oil, Gas and

This article examines legislation and practice concerning the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process for oil and gas projects in Nigeria. It argues that although EIAs have become a standard legal requirement for all oil, gas and mining projects in Nigeria, not much is achieved in terms of managing the impacts of these projects.

(DOC) ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF MINING: A STUDY OF MINING

The environmental impacts include ; environmental degradation and pollution, unsustainable mining and overconsumption of resources, mining disasters, risk of climate change disasters, and loss of species and degradation of critical ecosystems just mention a few.

Environmental Effects of Sand and Gravel Mining on Land

Result of the field observations shows that destruction of landscape, reduction of farm and grazing land, collapsing river banks, deforestation and water pollution are the environmental effects that result due to sand and gravel mining in the area.

Environmental and Socio-economic Effects Of Artisanal

Apr 09, 2016 Environmental and Socio-economic Effects Of Artisanal Mining in Oke Ogun region, Oyo State Nigeria 1. i ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF ARTISANAL MINING IN OKE-OGUN REGION BY OPARA MICHAEL OBINNA 170723 A FIELDWORK REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES,

Environmental and Socio-Economic Impact of Mining on

In Nigeria, most discussion about environmental impacts have been on the oil producing region of Niger- Delta where agricultural surface and underground water resources have been badly affected. However, mining (artisanal mining inclusive) of solid minerals have pervaded the entire country leaving behind their effects on the environment.

(PDF) The environmental implication of illegal mining

This research uses a mix scale approach of descriptive statistics and GIS methodology in analyzing the ecological impacts of mining in Nigeria. Emphases are on the issues, environmental and

Environmental Impacts of oil mining activities in the

Environmental Impacts of oil mining activities in the Niger Delta Mangrove Ecosystem. Dr. Elijah I. Ohimain Rohi Biotechnologies Ltd, 104D Airport Road, by Okumagba Avenue Junction PO Box 4517 Warri, Delta State, Nigeria Phone: 234-80-34023676, Fax:

ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY

In Nigeria, up to now mining activities have systematically escaped environmental control. In 1989, the Government of Nigeria issue the Document “National Policy on the Environment”, which was revised in 1999 in response to the advances in knowledge and The Environmental Impact Assessment Decree (N. o. 86 of 1992) includes a series of EIA

Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Surface Mining

Abstract. The mining industry remains the backbone of many economies in the developing world. This paper has examined the socio-economic and associated environmental impacts of surface mining in Udege District Nasarawa, The study established the local mining methods, examined the socio-economic and environmental impacts of surface and illegal mining on the host communities, and

Environmental and Socio-economic Effects Of Artisanal

Apr 09, 2016 Mining activities which adversely affect the environment include digging of burrow pits, removal of topsoil, removal of vegetation, noise pollution as a result of rock blasting, and excessive release of dust particles into the atmosphere, amongst others.

The environmental implications of the exploration and

Feb 01, 2019 Mining activities can have serious negative effects on the environment, these effects occur from the exploration stage to the closure stage of a mine's operation. Nigeria has different minerals and exploration/exploitation of these minerals can affect the environment.

Socio-Economic Impacts of Tin Mining in Jos, Plateau State

Socio-Economic Impacts of Tin Mining in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria 1onwuka, S.U.,2 Duluora, J.O.,3okoye C.O. ABSTRACT: This work studied the social and economic impacts of tin mining in Rayfield of Jos Plateau, Nigeria. The conceptual framework is based on the concept of sustainable development. Questionnaire was

Environmental Impact Assessment Process for Oil, Gas and

This article examines legislation and practice concerning the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process for oil and gas projects in Nigeria. It argues that although EIAs have become a standard legal requirement for all oil, gas and mining projects in Nigeria, not much is achieved in terms of managing the impacts of these projects.

Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in

Mar 01, 2018 The environmental impacts include noise pollution caused by heavy trucks from mining centers, pollution of water bodies by chemicals such as arsenic, mercury and cadmium from refining of mined minerals, contamination of agricultural soils by heavy metals and other pollutants, resulting in the depletion of agriculture land, reduction in food productivity due to infertile land and depletion of wildlife

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF STONE QUARRYING

Stone quarrying activities has resulted in environment issues in Nigeria and Ebonyi State inclusive. This activities has affected Air, Water and Soil quality around the host communities Today demand for granite continues to increase at a geometric dimension.

COMMUNITIES COMPANY RELATION IN LIMESTONE MINING

developing nations like Nigeria, mining is an important contributor to the national economy. However, the negative environmental impacts of mining are increasingly being recognized as critical (Bridge, 2004). In response, many companies, especially international ones, are

Environmental Impacts of Mining and Smelting

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

Impact of mining activities on ground water quality status

mining mills scattered all over the State [8]. Dareta village is one of such mining fields. The uncontrolled and illegal mining activities have left a lot of environmental hazards, enormous amount of wastes and different types of pollutants on the mining communities. Many deaths are being recorded in different communities of the state.