environmental impact assessment of gold mining in ghana

environmental impact assessment of gold mining in ghana

Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts

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 enviro

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Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in

01/03/2018  In Ghana, the endemic nature of Buruli ulcer in communities adjacent to mining activities suggests that proximity to artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is a risk factor for this disease, as is the case of the higher prevalence of Buruli ulcer in the Amansie West District.26 An increased risk of infection was not associated with direct participation in mining or contact with mine pit water in a case-control study in Ghana,

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mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions

This paper examines the environmental impacts of small-scale gold mining in Ghana, and prescribes a series of recommendations for improving environmental performance in the industry. Since the enactment of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law in 1989, which effectively legalized small-scale gold mining in the country, industrial operations,

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS FROM

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. Over the past three decades, Ghana has demonstrated considerable commitment to the conservation and management of bio-physical and socio-cultural environment. Laws and regulations have been enacted to monitor and ensure compliance for sound environmental management by mining

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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

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

For instance, in Ghana most natural scientific studies on impacts of gold mining on the environment have concentrated exclusively on measuring the levels of toxic chemicals such as arsenic, cyanide, cadmium, lead and mercury in water, soil and food crops grown in mining communities [4,7];

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Improving the environmental management of small-scale

01/03/2003  At present, small-scale gold mining in Ghana is regulated by several institutions—namely, the Minerals Commission, the PMMC and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA was formally established on 30 December 1994 (Act 490) and given the responsibility of regulating the environment and implementing environmental policies. Its objective is to co-manage, protect and

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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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Socioeconomic and environmental assessment of informal ...

20/11/2018  The socioeconomic and environmental impacts of informal artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Ghana are assessed in this paper. The paper includes a case study of an informal ASM-affected community located in the Western Region of Ghana. A two-phase mixed-method approach consisting of literature reviews, questionnaires, interviews, and water quality assessments was employed. The informal ASM

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Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic

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 enviro

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

Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining on the Livelihoods of Communities in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality in Ghana Samuel Obiri 1,2,*, Precious A. D. Mattah 3,†, Memuna M. Mattah 4,†, Frederick A. Armah 5,†, Shiloh Osae 1,†, Sam Adu-kumi 6,† and Philip O. Yeboah 1,† 1 Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, School of Nuclear and ...

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Environmental impact of the gold mining industry in

01/07/1990  Environmental impact of the gold mining industry in Ghana. ... Assessment of contamination and health risk of heavy metals in selected water bodies around gold mining areas in Ghana. Hadzi GY, Essumang DK, Ayoko GA. Environ Monit Assess, 190(7):406, 16 Jun 2018 Cited by: 1 article PMID: 29909487. Sediment matrix characterization as a tool for evaluating the environmental impact

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Hilson G (2002) The environmental impact of small-scale ...

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 impacts of mining activities in Ghana. The paper mainly focused on the mining activities in Prestea in the ...

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The Geographical Journal - Wiley Online Library

06/05/2003  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 [email protected] Search for more papers by this author. Gavin Hilson.

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environmental challengies facing the mining industry in

Mining. 4.1 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Monitoring of all Phases of Mining .... document the progress of Ghana's mining sector towards promoting ... indicating key challenges to greater achievement as well as strategies for better. Read more

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

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a gold mine tailing through the multi-criteria decision making tool AK Darban 1*, RD Webster 2, HH Yarhosseini 3, B Malekmohammadi 4, AR Yavari 4 and Arabyarmohammadi 5. Author and article information 1 Visiting Scholar at NEWRI (Nanyang Environmental and Water Research Institute, Singapore) Prof. of Faculty of Engineering and Chair of

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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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The environmental impact of gold mines: pollution by

24/10/2011  The gold mining plant of Oman was studied to assess the contribution of gold mining on the degree of heavy metals into different environmental media. Samples were collected from the gold mining plant area in tailings, stream waters, soils and crop plants. The collected samples were analyzed for 13 heavy metals including vanadium (V), chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu ...

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

15/07/2014  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 submit the report to the agency for

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Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic

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 enviro

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Environmental impact of the gold mining industry in

01/07/1990  Environmental impact of the gold mining industry in Ghana. ... Assessment of contamination and health risk of heavy metals in selected water bodies around gold mining areas in Ghana. Hadzi GY, Essumang DK, Ayoko GA. Environ Monit Assess, 190(7):406, 16 Jun 2018 Cited by: 1 article PMID: 29909487. Sediment matrix characterization as a tool for evaluating the environmental impact

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Environmental Policy Assessment in the Ghanaian Gold ...

measures, such as environmental impact assessments, environmental taxes, and corporate social responsibility guidelines, have been introduced by both past and present governments to address the environmental problems associated with gold mining. Nonetheless, none of these policy measures and series of laws according to the extant literature has been effectively implemented. From the ...

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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 assessment of gold mining in ghana

SESSION 12 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT . Mining methods from upwards, various legislations limited or prohibited asm until the small scale gold mining law in pndcl mineralization scope of asm activity is countrywide out of regions in ghana for gold ghana is one of top gold producing countries in world and second on the continent . GoldStone Resources Reawakening a gold giant in Ghana

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Hilson G (2002) The environmental impact of small-scale ...

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 impacts of mining activities in Ghana. The paper mainly focused on the mining activities in Prestea in the ...

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Ghana′s environment hit hard by rampant gold mining

Ghana is one of Africa's biggest gold producers – and that's taken a heavy toll on its environment thanks partly to widespread illegal small-scale mining. But expert Yaw Britwum Opoku tells DW ...

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The Geographical Journal - Wiley Online Library

06/05/2003  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 [email protected] Search for more papers by this author. Gavin Hilson.

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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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Newmont's Ahafo gold mine, Ghana EJAtlas

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) is a Ghanaian subsidiary wholly owned by Newmont Mining Corporation. NGGL commercially exploits the Ahafo South mine since June 2006. The life expectancy of South Ahafo mine is at least of twenty years. The mine includes four open pits: Subika (since 2006), Apensu (since 2006), Awonsu (since March 2008) and ...

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Environmental Policy Assessment in the Ghanaian Gold ...

measures, such as environmental impact assessments, environmental taxes, and corporate social responsibility guidelines, have been introduced by both past and present governments to address the environmental problems associated with gold mining. Nonetheless, none of these policy measures and series of laws according to the extant literature has been effectively implemented. From the ...

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Environmental impact of the gold mining industry in

01/07/1990  Environmental impact of the gold mining industry in Ghana. ... Assessment of contamination and health risk of heavy metals in selected water bodies around gold mining areas in Ghana. Hadzi GY, Essumang DK, Ayoko GA. Environ Monit Assess, 190(7):406, 16 Jun 2018 Cited by: 1 article PMID: 29909487. Sediment matrix characterization as a tool for evaluating the environmental 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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impact assessment of gold mining in ghana

SESSION 12 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT . Mining methods from upwards, various legislations limited or prohibited asm until the small scale gold mining law in pndcl mineralization scope of asm activity is countrywide out of regions in ghana for gold ghana is one of top gold producing countries in world and second on the continent . GoldStone Resources Reawakening a gold giant in Ghana

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Ghana′s environment hit hard by rampant gold mining

Ghana is one of Africa's biggest gold producers – and that's taken a heavy toll on its environment thanks partly to widespread illegal small-scale mining. But expert Yaw Britwum Opoku tells DW ...

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Mining and its effect on environment News Ghana

19/11/2015  Environmental news; Mining and its effect on environment. For over centuries of mining in Ghana, especially gold, there have been several concerned raised by major stakeholders on the impact

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Assessing the Environmental and Health Impacts of mining ...

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Newmont's Ahafo gold mine, Ghana EJAtlas

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) is a Ghanaian subsidiary wholly owned by Newmont Mining Corporation. NGGL commercially exploits the Ahafo South mine since June 2006. The life expectancy of South Ahafo mine is at least of twenty years. The mine includes four open pits: Subika (since 2006), Apensu (since 2006), Awonsu (since March 2008) and ...

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Status of Environmental Contamination in Ghana, the ...

Ghana. In Ghana, mining and agriculture remain the major contributors to chemical pollution. For mining; mercury, cyanide and arsenic are normally the reported cases of contamination. Studies have revealed high levels of urinary arsenic in Ghana comparable to other arsenic-endemic areas of the world, while arsenic contamination has been reported in groundwater. Mercury has also been reported ...

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The environmental impact of gold production

life cycle assessment and estimated embodied energy and greenhouse gases, embodied water and solid waste burden that each tonne of gold produces, using various processes. The environmental impact of gold production Gold is a highly valued metal, used not only in jewellery, but also electronics and other industrial applications, dentistry and for investment. Like other metal industries, there ...

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