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mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions

The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions GAVIN HILSON Environmental Policy and Management Group (EPMG), Imperial College Centre for Environmental Technology, Royal School of Mines, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BP E-mail: [email protected] This paper was accepted for publication in

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Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

01/03/2018  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 noise pollution, as these greatly influence the quality of life of people in Ghana.

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Environmental impact assessment: Insights from mining ...

The object of this paper is to ascertain the level of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) compliance of mining companies in selected mining communities in Ghana.

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS FROM

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS FROM MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA DIVINE ODAME APPIAH Department of Geography and Rural Development Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana [email protected] BALIKISU OSMAN* Department of Geography and Rural Development Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana

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An Assessment Of An Environmental Problem In Ghana

08/12/2013  A second major environmental impact of small-scale gold mining in Ghana is land degradation — more specifically, clearing vast expanses of forest, digging trenches and the upturning of vegetation...

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(PDF) Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

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

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

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Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of ...

Gold mining has played an important role in Ghana’s economy, however the negative environmental and socio-economic effects on the host communities associated with gold mining have overshadowed these economic gains. It is within this context that this paper assessed in an integrated manner the environmental and socio-economic impacts of artisanal gold mining

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Assessing environmental exposure and health impacts of ...

(2012). Assessing environmental exposure and health impacts of gold mining in Ghana. Toxicological Environmental Chemistry: Vol. 94, No. 4, pp. 786-798.

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

eIA environmental impact assessment epA environmental p rotection Agency GDp gross domestic product GnASSM Ghana national Association of Small-Scale Miners IcMM International c ouncil on Mining and Metals LSM large-scale mining MDF Mineral Development Fund Mincom Minerals commission MoFA Ministry of Food and Agriculture nAp national Action p lan nGo

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SESSION 12: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR

• Ghana (previously the Gold Coast) has a long history of ASM dating as far back as 1,000 years • ASM predates the era of modern exploration and mining methods • From 1910 upwards, various legislations limited or prohibited ASM until the Small Scale Gold Mining Law in 1989 (PNDCL 218). • Mineralization/ Scope of ASM activity is countrywide (8 out of 10 regions in Ghana for gold ...

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IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A STUDY

The historical importance of mining in the economic development of Ghana is considerable and well documented, with the country’s colonial name -- Gold Coast --reflecting the importance of the mining sector. Gold dominates the mining sector and 1 THE WORLD BANK. 1992, Strategy for African Mining. World Bank Technical Paper No.181, African

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

Hilson G (2002) The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions. The Geographical Journal 168(1): 57–72. In article View Article [26] Hilson G, Nyame F (2006) Gold mining in Ghana’s forest reserves: a report on the current debate. Area 38(2): 175-185.

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a gold mine ...

In the present study the SAW method was used to assess environmental impact assessment of mining activities in the study area, and TOPSIS method was applied to select the best location for the dumping site. Thus, the two mentioned method was described in this section. It should be noted that the questionnaire (n=15) was used to to obtain the necessary data and weight the

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Impact of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System on

The impact of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) on waste management, noise level, air quality, energy consumption, and number of reported environmental incidents as key environmental performance indicators was assessed. The assessment was based on annual and monthly environmental data and report from the selected gold mining companies (Gold Field Ghana

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importance of gold minning in ghana

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining . 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 smallscale and largescale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) In Ghana –The ...

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is the assessment of individual projects by identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social and other relevant impacts. In Ghana,the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Act 490, 1994 grants the EPA the right to request a company or anybody undertaking a project to carry out an EIA and

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Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of ...

Gold mining has played an important role in Ghana’s economy, however the negative environmental and socio-economic effects on the host communities associated with gold mining have overshadowed these economic gains. It is within this context that this paper assessed in an integrated manner the environmental and socio-economic impacts of artisanal gold mining in the Tarkwa Nsuaem

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Life cycle assessment of environmental impact assessment ...

Abstract: Gold mining in Ghana has played significant socio – economic for the past 1,000 years. The mining sector in Ghana is made up of large – scale and small – scale or artisanal miners as well as those operating illegally popularly called ‘galamsey’. During the development phase of small - scale mining projects, simultaneous engineering and environmental studies are conducted ...

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Assessing environmental exposure and health impacts of ...

(2012). Assessing environmental exposure and health impacts of gold mining in Ghana. Toxicological Environmental Chemistry: Vol. 94, No. 4, pp. 786-798.

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS FROM MINING

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS FROM MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA DIVINE ODAME APPIAH Department of Geography and Rural Development Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana [email protected] BALIKISU OSMAN* Department of Geography and Rural Development Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana

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STORRE: Management of environmental impacts of gold mining ...

Many environmental and socio-economic problems have been known to be associated with surface gold mining operations in southern Ghana over many years. In this study, these mining impacts are examined using four case study areas and linked to the type and scale of mining operations and the social and physical geography of each region. Information on mining impacts and adverse impact

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SESSION 12: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR

• Ghana (previously the Gold Coast) has a long history of ASM dating as far back as 1,000 years • ASM predates the era of modern exploration and mining methods • From 1910 upwards, various legislations limited or prohibited ASM until the Small Scale Gold Mining Law in 1989 (PNDCL 218). • Mineralization/ Scope of ASM activity is countrywide (8 out of 10 regions in Ghana for gold ...

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British Library EThOS: Management of environmental impacts ...

Many environmental and socio-economic problems have been known to be associated with surface gold mining operations in southern Ghana over many years. In this study, these mining impacts are examined using four case study areas and linked to the type and scale of mining operations and the social and physical geography of each region. Information on mining impacts and adverse impact

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GoldStone Resources begins key work streams at Ghana gold ...

16/02/2019  AIM-listed GoldStone Resources is underway with two key work streams at its Akrokeri-Homase gold project in Ghana, namely the definitive economic plan and the environmental impact assessment. Ghana – GoldStone Resources is moving rapidly towards establishing its first operating mine, having commenced two key work streams.

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a gold mine ...

In the present study the SAW method was used to assess environmental impact assessment of mining activities in the study area, and TOPSIS method was applied to select the best location for the dumping site. Thus, the two mentioned method was described in this section. It should be noted that the questionnaire (n=15) was used to to obtain the necessary data and weight the criteria.

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importance of gold minning in ghana

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining . 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 smallscale and largescale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This ...

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SESSION 12: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR

• Ghana (previously the Gold Coast) has a long history of ASM dating as far back as 1,000 years • ASM predates the era of modern exploration and mining methods • From 1910 upwards, various legislations limited or prohibited ASM until the Small Scale Gold Mining Law in 1989 (PNDCL 218). • Mineralization/ Scope of ASM activity is countrywide (8 out of 10 regions in Ghana for gold ...

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Life cycle assessment of environmental impact assessment of artisanal mining in Ghana

Abstract: Gold mining in Ghana has played significant socio – economic for the past 1,000 years. The mining sector in Ghana is made up of large – scale and small – scale or artisanal miners as well as those operating illegally popularly called ‘galamsey’. During the development phase of small - scale mining projects, simultaneous engineering and environmental studies

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Environmental Impact of Mining and the Well- Being of the People in Akwatia: A Case Study in Akwatia Town, Ghana

environmental impact of mining and the well-being of the people in Akwatia, Ghana. Illegal mining activities increased after the collapse of Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Limited (GCD), this was the company responsible for diamond mining in Ghana. Apart from the mining sector contributing to the economic growth of Ghana, mining activities has its own corresponding

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1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN

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 mining methods. It is a fact that whichever mining ...

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a gold mine tailing through the multi-criteria decision making tool

In the present study the SAW method was used to assess environmental impact assessment of mining activities in the study area, and TOPSIS method was applied to select the best location for the dumping site. Thus, the two mentioned method was described in this section. It should be noted that the questionnaire (n=15) was used to to obtain the necessary data and weight the

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

entitled ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF MINING AND MINERAL PROCESSING ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH IN AFRICA was proposed to the International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP) Board in 2010, and approved by the Board in 2011. This project has been designed (1) to correlate and integrate the results of multidisciplinary studies carried

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ASSESSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION IN GHANA

of oil in Ghana. To ensure sustainable environmental management, oil companies do not only need to adhere to the rules and regulation governing oil production, but, there is also the need for the following practical steps. In the first place, co-operate organizations in the petroleum industry need to establish health facilities that are based on need. In addition, the Environmental

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Environmental Impact Assessment in Ghana: Current administration and procedures — towards an appropriate methodology ...

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) now enjoys at least statutory status in a number of Third World Countries (TWCs), including Ghana. Indeed, it is now considered an important tool of policy and control, both at the central government and local/district government levels. One of the difficulties, however, in implementing EIA has been the design of an appropriate methodology,

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Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining Brilliant Earth

Gold Mining and the Environment. Dirty gold mining has ravaged landscapes, contaminated water supplies, and contributed to the destruction of vital ecosystems. Cyanide, mercury, and other toxic substances are regularly released into the environment due to dirty gold mining. Toxic Waste. Modern industrial gold mining destroys landscapes and creates huge amounts

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positive environmental impacts of gold mining activities

Environmental Impact Assessment EIA of a gold mine . Additionally, the significant of environmental impact has been assessed using mcdm based on saw techniques materials and methods in the present study the saw method was used to assess environmental impact assessment of mining activities in the study area, and topsis method was applied to select

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