• Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    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 western region of the country. The data

  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining
    IntroductionMethodologyResults and DiscussionConclusionRecommendations to Minimize Environmental Impacts of Mining in GhanaStatement of Competing InterestsAcknowledgementsThere is no doubt that natural resources such as gold, diamond, bauxite, and crude oil deposits can contribute significantly to economic growth and development, of which Ghana is no exception [4, 19, 40, 42]. Ghana, formerly known as Gold Coast, is the second largest gold producer in Africa and the ninth in the world, contributing about 40% of the country’s gross foreign exchange earnings, an equivalent of about 5.7% of the country’s GDP. Due to its strategic importance for the socio-economic...
  • IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A

    the negative environmental impact of mining and the growing redundancies associated with the privatisation of state-owned mining companies. Thus, the growing incidence of conflict between mining communities and their chiefs on one hand and mining companies on the other hand echoes the growing disquiet about the effects of the mining sector-led

  • Illegal Mining Activities and Its Environment Effects

    This is done without caring about the effects and dangers this may have on trees, birds, animals, and even individuals in the various mining communities. Sometimes the activities of these illegal

  • Stamp out galamsey due to its negative effects

    May 09, 2017· Stamp out galamsey due to its negative effects another area where mining has a devastating effect on the environment in Ghana is the soil. Galamsey mining activities

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

    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 western region of the country.

  • Mining and its effect on environment News Ghana

    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 of

  • effects of mining activities on the vegetation of ghana

    effects of mining activities on the vegetation of effects of mining activities on the vegetation of ghana . the effects of mining activities in ghana. on the effects of mining activities

  • Galamsey menace: Causes, effects and solutions

    May 17, 2017· According to the Ghana Health Service, mercury, which is a heavy metal and one of the chemicals used by illegal miners in their activities, had a dire effect

  • Galamsey Menace: Causes, Effects And Solutions Modern Ghana

    May 09, 2017· According to the Ghana Health Service, mercury, which is a heavy metal and one of the chemicals used by illegal miners in their activities, had a dire effect on the health of humans, as it could cause the breakdown of the central nervous system.

  • (PDF) The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining

    The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining communities in Ghana. November 2014; significant impacts of mining activities on mining communities is the migration of people into .

  • The impact of mining in Ghana Graphic Online

    Jun 22, 2015· Data from the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), showed that in 2013, outflows from the mining sector into the country’s coffers was approximately GH¢1.1 billion, representing 18.7 per

  • Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

    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. Water Pollution.

  • Study of effects of mining activities on Obuasi launched

    Study conducted on the effects of mining activities on Obuasi and its surrounding areas has found high level of heavy metals such as iron, arsenic and manganese in most streams in the area. Also, waters in the area are acidic, falling outside Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organisation range of standards for potable water.

  • The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

    will have to develop a competitive mining regime based on greater economic equality, mutual benefit and in accordance with generally accepted notions of fairness. Key words: Ghana, Mining, Mineral Products, Impact, Economy 1.0 Introduction Mining is the process of digging into the earth to extract naturally occurring minerals.

  • THE EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL SMALL-SCALE GOLD MINING

    home » » the effects of illegal small-scale gold mining (“galamsey”) activities on the water quality of the akantansu and sintim rivers in the asutifi north district of the brong ahafo region of ghana

  • (PDF) EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL SMALL SCLALE GOLD MINING ON THE

    The upsurge in illegal gold mining activities, popularly known as “galamsey operation” has left in its wake, loss of ecosystems and increased poverty levels especially among peasant farmers who depend solely on environmental resources for a living.

  • POLICY BRIEF No.5 The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A

    mining activities during election seasons. Illegal mining also flourishes in Ghana because it serves the interests of a wide range of powerful actors in society. In this context, we contend that any successful anti-galamsey crusade would depend on the demon-stration of sustained top-down elite commitment at the highest levels of government.

  • Environmental Impacts By Mining Activities Environmental

    Open cast mining involves the removal of overburden including the valuable topsoil and plus the natural vegetative cover to meet the ore deposits. These activities are associated with harmful effects to the local environment. Mining activities are carried out in various stages, each of them involving specific environmental impacts.

  • UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

    university of ghana mining sector csr stakeholder management: a case study of chirano gold mines limited, ghana by yvonne barnieh (10268329) this thesis is submitted to the university of ghana, legon

  • The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities

    The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities in Ghana Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang and Patrick Osei-Kufuor The increase in leases for surface gold mining in Ghana between 1983 and 1998 has had drastic consequences for sustainable land use and management in the country. Most of

  • Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of

    Jan 26, 2016· 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

  • An analysis of illegal mining on the Offin shelterbelt

    In Ghana most of the accessible rainforests are shrinking due to the combined effect of forest fires, logging, agricultural colonization, mining activities, wildland fires and other development projects (Hansen, Lund, & Treue, 2009). From the country's original forest cover of 8.2 million hectares at the beginning of the 20th century only an

  • The Impacts of Mining Activities on Indigenous Communities

    Nov 07, 2010· The Impacts of Mining Activities on Indigenous Communities: Subtitle: The perfect picture of Kenyasi and surrounding communities in Ghana [jones opoku-ware] on Amazon. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mining for many decades served as an important component of countries' revenue source especially for developing countries that have been endowed with the mineral wealth.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

    university of ghana mining sector csr stakeholder management: a case study of chirano gold mines limited, ghana by yvonne barnieh (10268329) this thesis is submitted to the university of ghana, legon

  • The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities

    The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities in Ghana Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang and Patrick Osei-Kufuor The increase in leases for surface gold mining in Ghana between 1983 and 1998 has had drastic consequences for sustainable land use and management in the country. Most of

  • Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of

    Jan 26, 2016· 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

  • An analysis of illegal mining on the Offin shelterbelt

    In Ghana most of the accessible rainforests are shrinking due to the combined effect of forest fires, logging, agricultural colonization, mining activities, wildland fires and other development projects (Hansen, Lund, & Treue, 2009). From the country's original forest cover of 8.2 million hectares at the beginning of the 20th century only an

  • Ghana’s Groundwater Reserves Threatened by Illegal Mining

    Apr 18, 2017· The Nuclear Chemistry and Environmental Research Centre (NCERC) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has warned that the country’s groundwater reserves risk being contaminated if pragmatic steps are not taken to regulate illegal gold mining activities across the mining regions. This was disclosed in an interview by The Manager of NCERC Dr. Afful.

  • Artisanal Mining of Gold with Mercury in Ghana

    The paper examines the environmental impact of artisanal mining of gold with mercury (Hg) in Ghana. In spite of its positive socio-economic contributions, it is well known that artisanal mining of gold contributes in no small measure to land degradation, loss of biodiversity and natural resources, deforestation, water pollution, etc.

  • The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards

    communities where minerals are found. This paper tries to identify and assess the impacts and effects of illegal mining (galamsey). The main impacts identified are on economic activities, health, social life and employment while the effects include those on economic activities, health, social life, environment, agriculture and education.

  • Galamsey, pollution destroying water bodies in Ghana

    Mar 22, 2017· The Head of Communications at the Ghana Water Company, Steve Mantey on the Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday, gave an overview of water bodies in the some regions that have been polluted by illegal mining activities. Western Region. In the Western Region, the main water bodies that have been polluted include the River Pra, Daboase,and River Ankobra.

  • Ghana Is Bleeding Amid The Devastating Effects Of

    In fact, all irresponsible mining activities must be regarded as “Galamsey”, be it large or small scale mining. The country is faced with a lot of challenges like pollution of water bodies, destruction of livelihoods, land degradation and creating serious social and environmental problems, thanks to irresponsible mining activities.

  • Environmental Impact of Mining and the Well- Being of the

    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

  • What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining Industry

    Apr 25, 2017· What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining Industry? Water pollution, loss of biodiversity, soil erosion and pollution, and formation of sink holes are among the worst effects of the mining industry on the environment. Mines are known to cause severe environmental problems.

  • Uncontrolled and Illegal (Galamsey) Mining Activities in

    Paul Nana Kwabena Aborampah Mensah is a Senior Programs and Research Officer with the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, and has conducted research on illegal mining activities in Ghana. Galamsey is a term used to describe the uncontrolled and illegal mining activities in Ghana.

  • Impact of Mining Activities on Water Resources in the

    Impact of Mining Activities on Water Resources in t he Vicinity of the Obuasi mine T. M. Akabzaa1 1*, B. K. Banoeng-Yakubo 1 and J. S. Seyire 2 1 Department of Geology, P. O. Box LG 58, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana 2 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Accra, Ghana *Corresponding author; E-mail: [email protected]

  • Environmental impact of mining Wikipedia

    Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practices. Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining processes.