environmental impact assessment of gold mining in ghana

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

Impact of gold mining on soil and some staple foods collected from selected mining communities in and around Tarkwa-Prestea area. West African Journal of Applied Ecology, 14(1): 1-12 Hilson, G., Hilson, A., & Adu-Darko, E. (2014) Chinese participation in Ghana''s informal gold mining economy: Drivers, implications and clarifications.

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The social and environmental impact of mining in the ACP

new gold mines have been exploited, including Ghana, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Ivory Coast1. The speed at which the consequences of human actions affect society and the environment requires a fast response. SOCIAL IMPACT The modes of mining and the lack of regulation of waste management are among the

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Environmental Permit Requirements

• making Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) a condition for granting other permits ... • Networks established for effective environmental management in Ghana. (e.g. built environment, mining and natural resources networks) • extensive consultations with all relevant stakeholders at all stages of the EIA process.

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Assessing the Environmental and Health Impacts of mining ...

detrimental to the mining industry and hence to the local economy. UNESCO is perceived as a body that can give a scientific, fair and independent environmental impact assessment. It has a proven record in earth science research and education, especially in Africa. The recent

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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.

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Guidebook for Evaluating Mining Project EIAs

1.2 Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining 8 1.2.1 Impacts on water resources 8 1.2.1.1 Acid mine drainage and contaminant leaching 8 1.2.1.2 Erosion of soils and mine wastes into surface waters 9 1.2.1.3 Impacts of tailing impoundments, waste rock, heap leach, and dump leach facilities 10 1.2.1.4 Impacts of mine dewatering 11

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impact assessment of gold mining in ghana

environmental impact assessment for traditional gold mining. environmental impact assessment for traditional gold mining. Ball Mill. Belt Conveyor. BWZ Heavy Duty Apron Feeder. ... environmental impacts of gold mining in Ghana ... Inquire Now; Metals News

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

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 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.

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SESSION 12: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT …

LEGAL FRAMEWORK o The Constitution of the Republic of Ghana (1992) o Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1990 (Act 490) o Environmental Assessment Regulations, 1999 (LI 1652) o The Mercury Act, 1989 (PNDC L 217 ) o Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703)

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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 …

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environmental challengies facing the mining industry in ghana

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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IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A …

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 81, African

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Ainoo, A. O. Amegbey, N. and Suglo, R. S.(2007), Environmental Impact of Mining and Ore Processing-A Case Study at Satellite Goldfields Limited Proc. of First International Conference on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy (ERTEP 2007), Accra, Ghana, July 17 …

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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

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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.

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An Assessment Of An Environmental Problem In Ghana

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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Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

 · Large-scale mining, also known as legal mining, generates more than 95 percent of the world''s total mineral production and employs approximately 2.5 million people across the world.13 In Ghana, there are 19 large mining companies operating approximately 16 gold mines, one bauxite mine and one manganese mine.2 These companies are largely ...

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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 ...

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

 · 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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mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions

environmental impacts of small-scale gold mining in Ghana, and to prescribe a series of recommen-dations for improving environmental performance in the industry. The paper begins by providing a general overview of small-scale gold mining and its environmental impacts. Next, the paper discusses the state of the Ghanaian small-scale gold-mining

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THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF MINING …

The study explores and assesses mining and its impacts on communities within which mining activities takes place. The focus has been on a mining community in Ghana called Kenyasi where mining is vigorously carried out by an American mining giant, Newmont Mining Corporation. The study investigates the real and latent impacts of mining activities

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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. ... Ghana, Russia, Peru, South Africa, and other countries. In 2014, a ...

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The large footprint of small-scale artisanal gold mining ...

In Ghana, gold mining is conducted by way of industrial-scale mines, as well as smaller artisanal mines, locally known as Galamsey. While this industry has provided economic benefits to local communities, the environmental and health impacts of this industry can be devastating (Hilson 2002). Exploration and extraction of surface mining requires ...

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

The Ghana ASM dialogue project was made possible with the generous support of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. Funding for background research and publication of this paper was provided by UK aid for the UK government. Published by IIED, August 2016 McQuilken, J and Hilson, G (2016) Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana.

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Ghana Country Environmental Analysis

 · EIA Environmental Impact Assessment EITI Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative ENRM Environmental and Natural Resource Management EPA Environmental Protection Agency ERP Economic Recovery Program ESP Environmental Sanitation Policy Continued on page iv Vice President: Gobind Nananki Country Director: Mats Karlsson

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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. 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 …

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3. Reviewing a Typical EIA for a Mining Project

Mining companies often have a choice of ''beneficiation'' methods to concentrate the desired metals in the metallic ore they have mined. Some ore beneficiation methods have less serious impacts than others. For example, gravity concentration of gold ore has less potential to contaminate the environment and threaten public

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

Effects of Small Scale Gold Mining on Cocoa and Food Crop Production: A Case Study of Upper Denkyira District. BSc. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Unpublished. 10. Arko B., Dwumora K.K., (2013). Small Scale Gold Mining and Environmental Degradation in Ghana: Issues of Mining Policy Implementation and Challenges.

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Regulating Mining Water Use and Impacts in Ghana ...

Regulating mining water use and impacts in Ghana: comparing Australian and Ghanaian law for reform ideas This report is the product of a collaborative and comparative study of the key materials that regulate mining industry use of and impacts on water resources in Australia and Ghana for the purpose of generating reform ideas for Ghana.

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Social and Environmental Impact Assessment

Social and Environmental Impact Assessment Big Bend Placer Gold Mining Project, Mongolia Prepared for WM Mining Company, LLC Centennial, Colorado, USA Prepared by AATA INTERNATIONAL, INC. Denver, Colorado, USA October 2008

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Newmont Corporation

Commercial production at Ahafo began in 2006. Ahafo has two primary ore zones: Ahafo South and Ahafo North. Mining is currently underway at Ahafo South. In November 2018, Subika, a new underground mine which was completed on schedule and within budget, achieved commercial production, adding higher-grade, lower cost gold production at Ahafo south.

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Environmental Impact Assessment in Ghana: Current ...

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, in view of the ...

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Perception of Small-Scale Miners on Interventions to ...

 · The proliferation of illegal mining in Ghana, coupled with its environmental impacts, ... For the environment: An Assessment of recent military intervention in informal gold mining communities in Ghana. Land Use Policy, 96, Article 104706. Google Scholar ...

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Effective environmental governance and outcomes for gold ...

 · Environmental governance of mining has been central in contemporary discourse of the development of mining projects in Africa and parts of the developing world. This paper assesses the effectiveness of environmental governance of gold mining in Obuasi and Birim North Districts of Ghana and the nature of outcomes that effective governance produces for communities and the environment.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mining Act, Act 703 of 2006 became the governing legislation for Ghana''s minerals and mining sector. A key feature of the process for drafting and passing this Act was the participation of relevant stakeholders, including mining sector regulators, Civil Society Organisations

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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 which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the environmental impacts of mining activities in Ghana.

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Governance challenges of small-scale gold mining in Ghana ...

 · The Environmental Assessment Regulations, (LI 1652) (Government of Ghana, 1999) prohibit a person from commencing activities (such as mineral extraction) which have possible adverse environmental and public health impacts without first registering with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and obtaining an environmental permit from the ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT …

The Environmental Assessment Regulations is established to provide a framework for Environmental Assessment of development projects in Ghana. The LI 1652 is organised into five schedules of categorised projects which may either be subjected to a complete EIA or a Preliminary Environmental Assessment (known as PER). Regulation 1(2) of LI

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

stakeholders within the gold mining sector. Furthermore, environmental considerations are linked to discussions on health and safety, settlements, and the impact of gold mining on subsistence lifestyles. Ghana''s social history is inextricably linked to natural resources. Gold mining in Ghana has

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MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY SUMMARY Mining activities cover a diverse range of environments and the challenges are often unique and specific to each mine site. However, mining activities will invariably have an impact on water environments through direct or indirect contact of either the surface or groundwater.

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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 the best location for the dumping site.

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Impacts of Illegal Mining (Galamsey) on the Environment ...

Illegal mining (galamsey) is known to cause significant environmental pollution; the chemical used and the waste heaps are a source of long term contamination of soil and water bodies. The thrust of this study was to assess the impact of illegal mining operations on the soil and water bodies at four (4) selected communities (Esaase-Manhyia, Aboabo, Mpatuam and Tetrem) in Bontefufuo in the ...

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