effects of mining in nigeria

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  • Environmental Issues and the Prospects of Mining in

    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

  • 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

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

    Jun 01, 2017  Along economic lines, the mining sector in Nigeria has been touted as a potential player in the foreseeable future in a country where government still holds all mineral rights.

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  • Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale

    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.

  • Author: A. Idris-Nda, N.M. Waziri, A.D. Bida, S. Abdullahi
  • The environmental implications of the exploration and ...

    Feb 01, 2019  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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  • An in-depth look at the current state of mining in Nigeria

    Oct 27, 2020  The economy in Nigeria has been growing slowly since the oil price slump of 2014. Since then, volatility of global oil prices has negatively impacted growth performance. Between 2000 and 2014, GDP grew at an average of 7% annually.

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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

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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 spoil acidification.

  • Mining sector in Nigeria key to economic turnaround

    Oct 13, 2020  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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  • Negative impacts of oil exploration on biodiversity ...

    Feb 22, 2012  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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  • Negative impacts of oil exploration on biodiversity ...

    Feb 22, 2012  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

  • Nigerian Mining Sector Brief 1 Nigerian Mining Sector Brief

    or “the Ministry”) oversees the mining sector in Nigeria, and administers the provisions of the Nigerian Minerals ... information, and has impacts the bankability of mining projects. To address this challenge, the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) has conducted a high .

  • Environmental, health and socio-economic implications of ...

    effects are threatening the sustainability of Nigeria’s hitherto quality environment (FEPA 1991, NEST 1991). Although some work has been done on the effects of mining solid minerals on the Nigerian environment, emphasis on the negative effects of the mining has

  • 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

  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF STONE QUARRYING

    including Nigeria. 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

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

    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

  • Nigeria Mining

    Minerals:Gold, columbite, wolframite, tantalite, bitumen, iron ore and uraniume Independence: 1 October 1960 Area: 923,768 km2 Mining fact: Despite massive mineral wealth, the Nigerian mining industry is vastly underdeveloped and only accounts for 0.3% of the country’s GDP – and this due to oil resources. The underdevelopment is resulting in Nigeria having to import processed minerals ...

  • Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria ...

    Request PDF Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria The three stages of mineral development, viz exploration, mining and processing, have caused different types of ...

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

    consequences of sand mining on communities along the Victory River. The objectives are to: examine residents’ perception, identify the impacts of sand mining in their domain and propose mitigation measures for moderate and major negative impacts and enhancement measures for positive impacts of sand mining.

  • 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 Phone: 234-80-34023676, Fax:

  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

    and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment. In addition, the legacy of mining has left thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material. On the other hand, the number of studies focused on the impacts of mining

  • ten problems facing the mining industry

    10 problems in Nigeria oil and gas industry and possible. However the lack of a gas infrastructure means that about 75 of associated gas is flared and only 12 re-injected The key environmental issues in the Niger Delta of Nigeria relate to its petroleum industry The carelessness of the oil industry has also precipitated this situation which can perhaps be best encapsulated by a 1983 report ...

  • Environmental and Health Implications of Coal Mining at ...

    Coal occurrence, exploitation, Processing, and utilization have strong impact both on human health and the environment. This results from its composition and environment of occurrence. Maiganga Coal occurs in the Gombe sandstone. Result of the petrography analysis of the study area demonstrates high silica content and the presence of some elements in the mine.

  • COMMUNITIES COMPANY RELATION IN LIMESTONE MINING

    developing nations like Nigeria, mining is an important contributor to the national economy. However, the negative environmental impacts of mining are increasingly being recognized as critical (Bridge, 2004). In response, many companies, especially international ones, are

  • 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

  • Environmental Effect of Lead Combination of Mining ...

    Introduction. 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 [].

  • Environmental, health and socio-economic implications of ...

    effects are threatening the sustainability of Nigeria’s hitherto quality environment (FEPA 1991, NEST 1991). Although some work has been done on the effects of mining solid minerals on the Nigerian environment, emphasis on the negative effects of the mining has

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

    The increase in the demand for sand and gravel for construction and other purposes such as flood control has placed immense pressure on the environment where sand and gravel resources occur. This study was carried out to determine the environmental effects of sand and gravel mining in Luku, North central Nigeria, using field observations and laboratory analysis of soil samples.

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

    consequences of sand mining on communities along the Victory River. The objectives are to: examine residents’ perception, identify the impacts of sand mining in their domain and propose mitigation measures for moderate and major negative impacts and enhancement measures for positive impacts of sand mining.

  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nigeria

    Jul 11, 2011  scale mining sector, and the majority of gold mining in the country is carried out by artisanal and small-scale miners. Artisanal mining activities in Nigeria are almost by definition informal – that is, operating outside current laws and regulations. While the current mining law and regulations

  • COMMUNITIES COMPANY RELATION IN LIMESTONE MINING

    developing nations like Nigeria, mining is an important contributor to the national economy. However, the negative environmental impacts of mining are increasingly being recognized as critical (Bridge, 2004). In response, many companies, especially international ones, are

  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

    and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment. In addition, the legacy of mining has left thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material. On the other hand, the number of studies focused on the impacts of mining

  • Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau of Nigeria

    TIN MINING ON THE JOS PLATEAU OF NIGERIA B. W. Hodder Mr. Hodder, Lecturer in Geography at the University College, lbadan, was formerly on the staff at the University ef Malaya. T v HE mining of tin has been largely responsible for profound changes in the landscape and in the social and economic structure of the Jos Plateau over the last 50 years.

  • Impacts and Management of Oil Spill Pollution along the ...

    Nigeria is now the largest oil producer in Africa and the sixth largest in the world, averaging 2.7 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2006. Nigeria's proven oil reserved is 35.2 billion barrels. Nigeria’s economy is heavily dependent on earnings from the oil sector, which provides 20% of GDP, 95% of foreign exchange

  • AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF

    ABSTRACT. This study attempted to estimate the environmental impact of Foreign Direct Investment in the mining sector in Nigeria. It is argued that only those countries that have reached a certain income level can absorb new technologies and benefit from technology diffusion, and thus reap the extra advantages that FDI can offer.

  • Environmental Effect of Lead Contamination on Mining ...

    Environmental Effect of Lead Contamination on Mining Communities in Zamfara State, Nigeria: A Review Anka SA1*, Sanda A1, Bello TS2, Waziri AF1, Muhammad AS3, Bello I3 and Nasiru AM4 1Department of Biological Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria 2Department of Biology, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Nigeria

  • Resource Mining and Extractions; Environmental and ...

    Dec 11, 2017  Impacts of Mining and Extraction of Natural Resources in Nigeria The Niger Delta region in Nigeria provides a good example of extractive communities which have not benefitted from the oil extractions and mining activities in any form rather the resources beneath their feet have led to serious conflicts and crisis, and these lead us to ask if ...

  • LEAD (Pb) MINING IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA:

    Ebonyi State is one of the States in Nigeria that is endowed with solid minerals including lead ores. Unregulated mining in Ebonyi State started with the mining of lead-zinc (Pb-Zn) ore in 1925 (2) and since then Pb mining has progressed tremendously because of its high demand.