Environmental Issues and the Prospects of Mining in Nigeria

There are instances of health risks associated with the illegal mining of lead that lead to poisoning and the death of 400 children in 2010 in Zamfara state in Northern Nigeria (Katz, 2010) and water contamination threats from coal mines in the Enugu area. Of great danger to the ecosystem are the 2000 dug pits from gold mining in the Igun-Ijesha area of Ogun state and the fact that the menace of illegal

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria Aigbedion, I and Iyayi, S. E 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 fauna, pollution of air, land and ...

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An in-depth look at the current state of mining in Nigeria

2020-10-27  The impact of COVID-19 on mining operations in Nigeria. COVID-19 led to draconian lockdown measures in countries around the world, including Nigeria. Reduced mining operations and lower demand led to the closure of mines worldwide. The uncertainty that accompanied the pandemic has also led to the volatility of commodity prices in the sector. However, the price of gold surged as a

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Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining ...

However, the most serious impact, which affects the health of the population results from contamination of soils, surface water bodies and crops are the Potentially Toxic Elements (PTEs) such as lead, copper, zinc, together with arsenic which has posed serious challenges to the health of the populace.

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Mining sector in Nigeria key to economic turnaround

2020-10-13  For decades, Nigeria has been predominately a mono-economy, relying heavily on oil revenue to fuel its economy. In fact, few remember that the country once had a thriving mining industry that dates back to the 1960s. However, an intense global lockdown resulted in a low demand for oil, pushing the price down to record lows.

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Assessing the Ecological Effects of Mining in West Africa ...

2017-06-01  Land Pollution: A Major Impact of Baryte Mining in Azara Nigeria. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences. 03:01:88-93. [31] Ndinwa, C.C. (2014). Environmental and Health Impact of Solid Mineral Exploration in South Northern Nigeria. A Case Study of Igara Edo State. Review of Environment and Earth Sciences 1:2:24-36. [32] Wulyer, E. (2011). Environmental Impact of Coal Mining and Coal

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Environmental Impacts of oil mining activities in the ...

Oilfield infrastructure located in the Niger Delta includes the three refineries; four export terminals, 159 oil fields, 1481 production wells and several hundreds of pipelines and flowlines (ERML, 1997). Oil mining is the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy and the multi-billion dollar infrastructures may be at risk through corrosion caused by dredge spoil acidification.

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria ...

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...

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The environmental implications of the exploration and ...

2019-02-01  Abstract 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.

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Negative impacts of oil exploration on biodiversity ...

2012-02-22  Environmental pollution arising from oil prospecting and exploration in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria has impacted negatively on the biodiversity of the affected areas. The main stresses arise from leakages of crude oil, gas flaring and the escape of other chemicals used in production processes.

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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 . The act of manual grinding into fine particles ...

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Impact of mining activities on ground water quality status ...

Impact of mining activities on ground water quality status, Dareta Village, Zamfara, Nigeria *1Udiba Udiba. U ... Zamfara State, Nigeria, has a lot of untapped mineral resources. The natives tap these minerals crudely with so many 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 ...

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The environmental implications of the exploration and ...

2019-02-01  The results include analysis of the mining impacts of Tin and Coal on the environment. It is hoped that the conclusion of this study will enable Nigeria to put in place and enforce certain minimum environmental standards for solid mineral exploration and exploitation. In addition, best management practices for reclaiming surface mines could also be put in place. Previous article in issue; Next ...

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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 randomly administered to generate the data used. Analysis of

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria ...

The results include analysis of the mining impacts of Tin and Coal on the environment. It is hoped that the conclusion of this study will enable Nigeria to put in place and enforce certain minimum ...

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Negative impacts of oil exploration on biodiversity ...

2012-02-22  Effects on the flora and fauna of freshwater ecosystems in this part of Nigeria have been noticed. The government has established laws for protection of the environment from oil exploration, but these must be made effective in terms of implementation, enforcement and monitoring by responsible agencies. The oil companies operating in this region have also contributed to reducing the impacts of ...

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EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING ON

EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING ON THE LIVELIHOODS OF AMAJUBA DISTRICT MINING COMMUNITIES . BY . SIHLANGU NGOBESE. A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of. Master of Commerce . Graduate School of Business and Leadership. College of Law Management Studies . Supervisor: Dr. Stanley Hardman . 02 December

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An Assessment of Mining Activities Impact on Vegetation in ...

Mining and processing has led to socio-economic and infrastructural development of the Jos area, with major negative impacts on physical, biological and hydrological environments. Similar negative impacts are widespread in most other small-scale, largely illegal mining areas in Nigeria. The importance of the environment to sustainable

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Mining industry of Nigeria - Wikipedia

The mining of minerals in Nigeria accounts for only 0.3% of its gross domestic product, due to the influence of its vast oil resources. The domestic mining industry is underdeveloped, leading to Nigeria having to import minerals that it could produce domestically, such as salt or iron ore.Rights to ownership of mineral resources is held by the Federal government of Nigeria, which grants titles ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF STONE QUARRYING ACTIVITIES IN ...

Nigeria is endowed with abundant mineral resources, which have contributed immensely to the national wealth with associated socio-economic benefits. Mineral resources are an important source of wealth for a nation but before they are harnessed, they have to pass through the stages of exploration, mining and processing (Adekoya, 1995), and Ajakaiye, 1985). According to Aigbebion (2005 ...

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria Aigbedion, I and Iyayi, S. E 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 fauna, pollution of air, land and ...

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Environmental Effects of Sand and Gravel Mining on Land ...

gravel mining in Luku, North central Nigeria, using field observations and laboratory analysis of soil samples. Field work was carried out in the area to determine the physical environmental effects of mining while soil samples were analysed at the National Geo-science Research Laboratory (NGRL), of Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), Kaduna for trace elements using X-Ray Fluorescence ...

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An Assessment of Mining Activities Impact on Vegetation in ...

Mining and processing has led to socio-economic and infrastructural development of the Jos area, with major negative impacts on physical, biological and hydrological environments. Similar negative impacts are widespread in most other small-scale, largely illegal mining areas in Nigeria. The importance of the environment to sustainable

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Negative impacts of oil exploration on biodiversity ...

2012-02-22  Effects on the flora and fauna of freshwater ecosystems in this part of Nigeria have been noticed. The government has established laws for protection of the environment from oil exploration, but these must be made effective in terms of implementation, enforcement and monitoring by responsible agencies. The oil companies operating in this region have also contributed to reducing the impacts of ...

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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 randomly administered to generate the data used. Analysis of

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Ecological impact of mining on soils of Southwestern Nigeria

Effects of Microbial Heavy Metal Remediation mining on vegetation and soil in Southwestern Nigeria. Int. J. in Soils from Selected Mine Sites in Osun and Ekiti States, Environ. Stud. 60: 343–352. Nigeria. PhD. Thesis of the Institute of Ecology and Straskraba V., Moran R.E. 2006. Environmental Occurrence and Environmental Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile–Ife, Impacts of Arsenic at ...

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(PDF) MINERAL PROSPECTING AND EXPLORATION IN NIGERIA ...

MINING IN NIGERIA The history of organized mining in Nigeria began in 1903 when the Mineral Survey of the Northern protectorates was created by the British colonial government. A year later, the Mineral Survey of the Southern protectorate was created and this further led to increased opportunities for the several mining companies that fluxed into the country to benefit from the enormous ...

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Socio-economic Consequences of Sand Mining along the ...

identify the impacts of sand mining on the communities and propose mitigation measures for moderate and major negative impacts and enhancement measures for positive ones. The study adopted multistage sampling technique by identifying all the communities along the Victory River and purposively four (4) communities were selected for the study. Mixed methods were used to collect data with one ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF STONE QUARRYING ACTIVITIES IN ...

Nigeria is endowed with abundant mineral resources, which have contributed immensely to the national wealth with associated socio-economic benefits. Mineral resources are an important source of wealth for a nation but before they are harnessed, they have to pass through the stages of exploration, mining and processing (Adekoya, 1995), and Ajakaiye, 1985). According to Aigbebion (2005 ...

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Nigeria Mining and Industrial News African Mining Market

Nigeria. Current and comprehensive mining and industrial, market data and investing news in Nigeria. Aug - 2021 -. 3 Aug. Opinion. Staff Writer.

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