The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal

2013-3-12  This case study focuses on the costs of the environmental and social effects of coal mining in South Africa, undertaken for export to the Netherlands. Coal mining imposes many external costs on its surroundings and the people who live in it. Some of these can be quantified by estimates, others are difficult to estimate. Coal mining is

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Social and Economic Benefits of Coal Mining

The presence of coal mining supports economies in many ways. At the most basic level coal mining provides employment for local communities. In South Africa the coal industry totals more than 12% of the mining workforce – more than 65,000 workers – and it is

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The impact of coal mining on the environment and

In particular, AMD from coal mining results in significant pollution of land and water resources. The published literature provides evidence that this environmental pollution may, and often does, have an adverse effect on local eco-systems as well as on community health and livelihoods, particularly on crop and livestock farming.

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

2021-8-29  Coal mining, the first step in the dirty lifecycle of coal, causes deforestation and releases toxic amounts of minerals and heavy metals into the soil and water. The effects of mining coal persists for years after coal is removed.

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Social and Environmental Impacts of Mining SpringerLink

2019-11-23  There are however some social negative impacts associated with mining including violence, child labour, escalation of gender inequalities, health and environmental effects including deforestation and pollution. In this section, the focus will be on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).

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University of Cape Town

2020-12-8  Historically, coal mining has had a significant impact on the environment and there is substantial evidence of a strong link between environmental pollution from mining activities and the health and well-being of humans and eco-systems in the surrounding vicinities.

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EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF

2017-3-24  The Amajuba District is among one of the major coal mining regions in South Africa, where the mining activities are limited mainly to coal and quarry. Altogether 11 mining rights had been issued in the district as at 2013, with six operational and five pending. The Dannhauser

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(PDF) Environmental and social impacts of mining and

2016-9-20  Mining activities are the integral part of societal development. However, the mitigation of mine impacted environmental and social issues warrant a corrective action supported by appropriate post ...

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12 Environmental Effects of Coal Mining - Environment 911

One of the most obvious (albeit perhaps least harmful) environmental effects of coal mining is noise pollution. Coal mining is a loud, day- and night-long process that disrupts the lives of those in the surrounding communities, reduces the quality of life and can go on for decades. #11 Loss Of Wildlife

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The impact of coal mining on the environment and

The impact of coal mining on the environment and community quality of life: a case study investigation of the impacts and conflicts associated with coal mining in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering the Built Environment ,Department of Chemical Engineering.

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Social and Economic Benefits of Coal Mining

The presence of coal mining supports economies in many ways. At the most basic level coal mining provides employment for local communities. In South Africa the coal industry totals more than 12% of the mining workforce – more than 65,000 workers – and it is

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

2021-8-29  The effects of mining coal persists for years after coal is removed. Dear Readers, please refer to this latest article regarding the serious effects of Acid Mine Drainage on the environment and human lives in South Africa. This Harvard report

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Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental ...

The social and environmental consequences of coal mining in South Africa: A case study. Cape Town, Environmental Monitoring Group. Naidoo, R.N., T.G. Robins, S. Batterman, G. Mentz and C. Jack 2013. Ambient pollution and respiratory outcomes among school children in Durban, South Africa. South African

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(PDF) Environmental and social impacts of mining and their ...

2016-9-20  Mining activities are the integral part of societal development. However, the mitigation of mine impacted environmental and social issues warrant a corrective action supported by appropriate post ...

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Social and Environmental Impacts of Mining SpringerLink

2019-11-23  There are however some social negative impacts associated with mining including violence, child labour, escalation of gender inequalities, health and environmental effects including deforestation and pollution. In this section, the focus will be on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). However, environmental impacts of industrial sand mining ...

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University of Cape Town

2020-12-8  Particular focus is placed on coal mining in the Mpumalanga Province, which accounts for over 84% of South Africa’s coal production. This was done with a view to developing a better understanding of the interrelationships between the coal mining industry and the local environment and society in which it operates.

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SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

2018-5-25  South Africa’s coal green fields are mostly located in the Waterberg basin, which is reported to be the future of coal mining in the country. Some of the exploration projects recently conducted in this region includes the Waterberg Coal Joint project conducted by Sekoko Resources.

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The social and economic consequences of the fossil fuel ...

The elephant in the room. The issue of climate change has repeatedly made the news: April 2016 was the fifth consecutive month in which the global monthly temperature was more than 1.0 °C warmer than average with March having the most deviation (1.23

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UN Spotlight on Killing of South African Environmental ...

2021-3-15  South Africa’s coal industry has depleted water supplies, polluted the air, soil and water, destroyed arable land and ecosystems, and often resulted

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Social and Economic Benefits of Coal Mining

The presence of coal mining supports economies in many ways. At the most basic level coal mining provides employment for local communities. In South Africa the coal industry totals more than 12% of the mining workforce – more than 65,000 workers – and it is

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Appendix 2: Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining

2018-9-21  Sustainable Development (SOUTHERN AFRICA) Project, by CSIR-Environmentek, Pretoria, South Africa and Geology Department, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. Report No. ENV-P-C 2001-042. xvi + 336 pp; J.J. Marcus, ed. Mining Environmental Handbook: Effects of Mining on the Environment and

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

2021-8-29  The effects of mining coal persists for years after coal is removed. Dear Readers, please refer to this latest article regarding the serious effects of Acid Mine Drainage on the environment and human lives in South Africa. This Harvard report

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Coal transitions in South Africa. Understanding the ...

2018-9-5  ing in general and coal mining in particular that requires intervention from the state to manage and resource. The scenarios The study examines three future pathways for South Africa’s coal sector that allow us to assess key risks and opportunities in South Africa’s coal transition. First, we examine a least-cost energy pathway that assumes no

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Blessing and curse: understanding the social impact of ...

2018-1-18  Blessing and curse: understanding the social impact of Chinese mining in Africa. 18 Jan 2018. A new report by the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) attempts to determine the social impacts of Chinese mining operations in Africa. The study, which found both positives and negatives, once again highlights the need for African ...

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Executive Summary

2021-8-28  South Africas coal reserves are estimated at around 30 billion tonnes. South Africa is home to 3.5% of global coal resources; produces 3.3% of total global annual production; and accounts for 6% of global exports. This ranks South Africa as 6th in the list of coal-exporting nations (Engelbrecht, 2010). In 2014, South Africa produced 260Mt of coal.

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SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

2018-5-25  South Africa’s coal green fields are mostly located in the Waterberg basin, which is reported to be the future of coal mining in the country. Some of the exploration projects recently conducted in this region includes the Waterberg Coal Joint project conducted by Sekoko Resources.

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UN Spotlight on Killing of South African Environmental ...

2021-3-15  South Africa’s coal industry has depleted water supplies, polluted the air, soil and water, destroyed arable land and ecosystems, and often resulted

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The social and economic consequences of the fossil fuel ...

The elephant in the room. The issue of climate change has repeatedly made the news: April 2016 was the fifth consecutive month in which the global monthly temperature was more than 1.0 °C warmer than average with March having the most deviation (1.23

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The socio-economic impacts of mine closure on local ...

2018-3-6  This paper investigates the socio-economic impacts and coping strategies adopted by the local community of Pilgrim’s Rest in Mpumalanga following the closure of the gold mine. A questionnaire-based survey, administered through face-to-face interaction with the local community and the stakeholders, was the main instrument used to obtain the data. The study recorded both negative and

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