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Environmental Issues and the Prospects of Mining in Nigeria

biodiversity. It also has its toll on the health of people living around mines. Mining activities in Nigeria operate below capacity in the absence of the enforcements of laid down regulations and standards. But mining activities also have a positive impact on the environment and its host

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environmental impact of coal mining in nigeria

Environmental impact coal mining nigeria. The Jharia coalfield is the most important and active minig region; it experiences groundwater inflow and affects groundwater levels in overlying aquifers, and it provides the basis for a conceptual model of the hydrogeological impacts of coal mining.

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Addressing environmental impact of mining on

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...

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(PDF) Environmental and Socio-Economic Impact

Equally, the socio-economic and environmental impacts of mining on immediate communities revealed that mining does not provide primary economic occupation for the majority of the region’s local people but does provide essential supplementary income, and land degredation, cracks and collapse of buildings near mine sites as a result of excessive vibration by repeated explosion respectively.

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Environmental Impacts of oil mining activities in the ...

2. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS The full spectrum of environmental impacts associated with oil mining activities with regard to dredging and spoil management will be discussed using a case study. In November 2001, an oil producing company completed the dredging of a 3 km long oil well access canal in the Western part of the Niger Delta.

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(PDF) ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NATURAL

Natural resources exploitation, exploration, mining and processing have caused different types of environmental damages which include ecological disturbances, destruction of natural flora and...

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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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The environmental implications of the exploration

01-02-2019  In the study, the northern and the southeastern parts of Nigeria were visited to see the type of exploration and exploitation activities carried out and their impacts on the environment. The Jos Plateau with a metallic mineral (Tin) was chosen as the northern sector of Nigerian mining activity and Enugu (Coal) as the southeastern part of Nigeria.

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(PDF) Environmental and Socio-Economic Impact

Journal of Environment and Earth Science iiste.org ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online) Vol.8, No.11, 2018 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

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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

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Environmental Impacts of Mining and Smelting ...

Environmental Impacts of Mining and Smelting Background. The mining sector is responsible for some of the largest releases of heavy metals into the environment of... Children Are Most Susceptible. Children suffer a disproportionate share of the disease burden imposed by mining... Assessing Hazards ...

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Assessment of environmental impact of

PDF On Mar 30, 2018, T Afeni and others published Assessment of environmental impact of gemstone mining in Ijero-Ekiti, Nigeria Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate

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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

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The environmental impacts of gold mining in

The environmental impacts of gold mining in Nigeria A resource looking specifically at the impacts of gold mining on the environment in Nigeria. This could be used as an extension or homework task along side the following resource: - Environmental impacts if economic development in Nigeria.

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The Environmental Impact of Mining (Different

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 site itself and the surrounding environment.

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Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of

The environment and natural resources are crucial to the people of Ghana, as livelihoods in Ghanaian communities involve constant and direct interaction with the environment. The environmental impacts and natural resources considered in this study for assessing the impacts of mining activities in Ghana include land, agriculture, water, air and ...

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma-Nigeria. Accepted 14 February, 2007 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

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Environmental Impact Auditing of Aggregates Mining in ...

the mining operation exacts both positive and negative impacts on the environment and socioeconomic wellbeing of the people in the study area. The positive environmental and socioeconomic impacts include: enriching soil fertility status of the surrounding area; efficient storm water management; employment

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Environmental Impacts of Mining and Smelting ...

Environmental Impacts of Mining and Smelting Background. The mining sector is responsible for some of the largest releases of heavy metals into the environment of... Children Are Most Susceptible. Children suffer a disproportionate share of the disease burden imposed by mining... Assessing Hazards ...

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The environmental impacts of gold mining in

The environmental impacts of gold mining in Nigeria A resource looking specifically at the impacts of gold mining on the environment in Nigeria. This could be used as an extension or homework task along side the following resource: - Environmental impacts if economic development in Nigeria.

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Nigeria Mining - Mining Africa

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 to millions of people residing in the area.

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Environmental Impact Assessment Process for

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.

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF STONE QUARRYING ACTIVITIES

and infections in school children from quarry mining communities in south eastern Nigeria. This work discovered that the suspended particulate matter from stone quarrying causes eye contamination in

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

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

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Environmental Impacts of Sand Dredging in Awoyaya, Lagos ...

projects and other construction projects. The dredging activity pollutes the environment and the water source of the area, thereby endangering the life people and aquatic animal in the area. Most studies conducted on the effect of mining in Nigeria shows that the landscape is continually being destroyed by mining activities by creating tunnels

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The Environmental Impact of Mining (Different

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 site itself and the surrounding environment.

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma-Nigeria. Accepted 14 February, 2007 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

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF COAL MINING

Environmental Impact Assessment of Coal Mining Activity in Enugu Metropolis, Enugu State, Nigeria Awalla, C.O.C Department of Geology and Mining Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences Enugu state University of Science and technology, Agbani Enugu State, Nigeria Phone no: 08037433314.

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Environmental Impact on Surface and Ground Water Pollution ...

17-02-2014  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

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Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of Lead and Zinc ...

Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of Lead and Zinc Ores Mining in Shaiagu Community of Ebonyi State, Nigeria Arthur Essaghah. PhD Department of Urban and Regional Planning Enugu state University of Science Technology (ESUT), Enugu Chidi Ogbonna. Msc Lecturer Department of Geography and Meteorology Abia State University, UTURU Micheal. O.

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Environmental Impacts of Sand Dredging in Awoyaya, Lagos ...

projects and other construction projects. The dredging activity pollutes the environment and the water source of the area, thereby endangering the life people and aquatic animal in the area. Most studies conducted on the effect of mining in Nigeria shows that the landscape is continually being destroyed by mining activities by creating tunnels

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Tackle health, environmental impacts of

Mining makes agricultural production poor because chemicals that enter the soil reduce fertility and productivity. Mining also release chemicals such as mercury into plants, making them unfit for consumption. “But every day people eat contaminated foods, and

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Environmental issues in the Niger Delta - Wikipedia

The key environmental issues in the Niger Delta of Nigeria relate to its petroleum industry.. The delta covers 20,000 km 2 (7,700 sq mi) within wetlands of 70,000 km 2 (27,000 sq mi) formed primarily by sediment deposition. Home to 20 million people and 40 different ethnic groups, this floodplain makes up 7.5% of Nigeria's total land mass. It is the largest wetland and maintains the third ...

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Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of

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.

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The Environmental Impact of Mining (Different

Air Pollution. Ore dust and gases released by the mining process are bad for the health of miners as well as the environment. Over time, exposure to the dust created by mining operations can lead to disease and buildup of scar tissue in the lungs.

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Assessment of Environmental Impact

The impacts associated with mining start with exploration, and extend through extraction and processing of the minerals to the end of operations (Oviir and Utouh, 2010), while the environmental impact of mining operations stretch far beyond the initially exploited mineralized region (Woldai, 2001).

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