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The Impact On The Health Sector On Platinum Mining

Research into health effects of platinum-mining Box 1: The impact of industrial action in the platinum-mining sector on the South African economy According to industry sources, in 2013 the South African Platinum Group Metals (PGM) mining sector accounted for 53,4 per cent of global platinum supplies, 26,4 per cent of palladium supplies and

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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. These processes also have an impact on the atmosphere from the emissions of carbon which have

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The Effects of Platinum Mining on the Environment from a

Jul 11, 2006· Environmental pressure from mining activities such as those from the platinum sector occurs through the fine-grounded The Effects of Platinum Mining on the Environment from a Soil Microbial Perspective activity and nutrient cycling as indicators of soil health. In C. Pankhurst, B.M. Doube, & V.V.S.R. Gupta (Eds.), Biological indicators

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

Aug 22, 2018· Even though it’s highly destructive, industry often prefers strip mining as it requires less labour and yields more coal than underground mining. Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health Impacts of strip mining: Strip mining destroys landscapes, forests and wildlife habitats at the site of the mine when trees, plants, and topsoil

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The impact of platinum mining in Rustenburg A high-level

The impact of platinum mining in Rustenburg A high-level analysis 14 March 2016 . 2 1. Introduction access to health facilities, with Rustenburg only having one hospital, three health centres and 25 clinics. The Rustenburg area is almost solely reliant on the platinum mining industry, which is

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining 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.

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WHO Assessing health impacts in the mining sector in the

In the developing world, large-scale projects in the extractive industry and natural resources sectors are often associated with long-term adverse health consequences to local communities. Whereas HIA has been institutionalized in many industrialised countries, relatively few HIAs have been performed in mining settings in developing countries.

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WHO Assessing health impacts in the mining sector in the

In the developing world, large-scale projects in the extractive industry and natural resources sectors are often associated with long-term adverse health consequences to local communities. Whereas HIA has been institutionalized in many industrialised countries, relatively few HIAs have been performed in mining settings in developing countries.

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The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the South African Mining

The Impact of HIV/Aids on the South African Mining Community Izak Fourie The LBMA Precious Metals Conference 2005, Johannesburg Page 41 The picture and the methodology are exactly the same in the platinum industry. The latest aggregated prevalence rate of the three major producers is somewhere between 16 and 19%.

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The Effects of Platinum Mining on the Environment from a

The Effects of Platinum Mining on the Environment from a Soil Microbial Perspective Article in Water Air and Soil Pollution 175(1-4):149--161 · September 2006

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How important is mining to the SA Economy. It depends on

How important is mining to the SA Economy. It depends on how you measure it. more particularly those of gold and platinum mining are having a very negative impact on GDP and expected GDP growth and on the value of the rand. Relative prices appear to make no positive impact on the mining sector at all when the mining share is measured in

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Platinum Mining in South Africa Projects IQ

Platinum mining in South Africa, or mining for Platinum Group Metals (PGM), is widespread on the African continent, and South Africa holds over 80% of the world’s reserves. For investors interested in the PGM sector in Africa, South Africa seems to be the logical starting point.

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Occupational health and safety in T mining—status, new

workers are employed in gold and platinum mines in Gauteng and the North West Occupational health and safety in mining—status, new developments, and concerns by M.A. Hermanus* Synopsis This paper examines the occupational health and safety performance (OHS) of the South African mining sector against the

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The Environmental Costs of Platinum-PGM Mining: An

The Environmental Costs of Platinum-PGM Mining: An Excellent Case Study In Sustainable Mining *Gavin M. Mudd1, Bonnie J. Glaister1 1Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, CLAYTON, Victoria, Australia 3800

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Problems in the mining industry in South africa ECDPM

A great deal has been written about the first two factors, so this article will examine the last factor, especially as the special features of mining cuts across the whole of mining and not just platinum. Mining in South Africa has always been an enclave industry, albeit with substantial impact

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What are the impacts of mining on the health of miners and

Mar 21, 2018· A very good question indeed! Mining has adverse effects both on miner and environment. Mining is necessary for minerals extraction,but at the same time it has some adverse effect on health The effect of mining includes erosion,, formation ofsink...

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Platinum mines in SA — the world’s top producer — are

Further losses in the platinum sector, a top export earner, will add to pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa as he seeks to boost an economy that’s currently projected to grow just 1.5% in 2018

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Mining Weekly Login

Get access to intelligence on industry and mining. The service offers access to: A database of published material dating back to 1999; Detailed research reports on a diverse range of industry and

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Research into health effects of platinum mining

The South African National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) is currently undertaking research on the potential health effects of plati-num-mining on workers in the platinum industry

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Platinum (Pt) Chemical properties, Health and

Platinum bonds are often applied as a medicine to cure cancer. The health effects of platinum are strongly dependent upon the kind of bonds that are shaped and the exposure level and immunity of the person that is exposed. Platinum as a metal is not very dangerous, but platinum salts can cause several health effects, such as: DNA alterations

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Illegal mining Minerals Council South Africa

Following the severe drought in 2016, the excessive use of water by zama zamas to process the gold-bearing material became apparent, which directly impacts on local communities. Illegal mining has a range of negative social and financial impacts on the state, employees, companies, the mining sector and the country because of loss of revenue

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Research into health effects of platinum mining

The South African National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) is currently undertaking research on the potential health effects of plati-num-mining on workers in the platinum industry

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Get access to intelligence on industry and mining. The service offers access to: A database of published material dating back to 1999; Detailed research reports on a diverse range of industry and

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The social and environmental impact of mining in the ACP

Local source working in the mining sector, Lubumbashi (DRC), November 2005 The social and environmental impact of mining in the ACP countries is a subject that is often not included in the agenda of international meetings, despite its importance. Indeed the impact of mining on the environment and population, although it is often

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Local communities and health disaster management in the

Local communities and health disaster management in the mining sector which affect mining communities both indirectly and directly at different levels. With regard to the health impacts in the mining sector, The Policy Gap: a review of the corporate social responsibility programme of the platinum mining industry in the North West

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Social impact assessment in the mining sector: Review and

Concerning negative impacts on mining community health and safety, the indicators “risk of mortality for communicable and non-communicable diseases” and “risk of death due to air and water pollution” are in SHDB, but are not sector-specific.

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Appendix 2: Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining

Appendix 2: Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining This appendix is meant to provide a brief review of the literature with regard to environmental and social impacts from mining, as well as key regulatory issues. Key Environmental and Social Impacts Environmental and social impacts of mining have been well-documented and an ample

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Mining industry and sustainable development: time for

Mining industry and legacy impacts. Mining activities are not new and indeed may have started in Neolithic (Chalcolithic) times to obtain the first metals for tool fabrication (Reardon 2011). In the Classic Greece and in the Roman Empire, many mines were exploited for production of iron, lead, copper, gold, and other metals.

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1.1 PHASES OF A MINING PROJECT ELAW

1.1 PHASES OF A MINING PROJECT Overview of Mining and its Impacts1 cobalt, gold, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, and platinum. The environmental impacts of large-scale mining projects involving these metal ores are the subject of this Guidebook. The Guidebook does not discuss the mining of

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Illegal mining Minerals Council South Africa

Following the severe drought in 2016, the excessive use of water by zama zamas to process the gold-bearing material became apparent, which directly impacts on local communities. Illegal mining has a range of negative social and financial impacts on the state, employees, companies, the mining sector and the country because of loss of revenue

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Platinum (Pt) Chemical properties, Health and

Platinum bonds are often applied as a medicine to cure cancer. The health effects of platinum are strongly dependent upon the kind of bonds that are shaped and the exposure level and immunity of the person that is exposed. Platinum as a metal is not very dangerous, but platinum salts can cause several health effects, such as: DNA alterations

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Health and Safety Hazards : Mining Health, Safety and

Apr 15, 2015· Defining and quantifying the harmful health and safety effects of worker fatigue in the Ontario Mining Sector, and sectors researching other sectors (e.g. transportation, health care and the military) to see how the mining sector compares, and how the problem has been managed. 1.4.

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Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

Jan 24, 2013· A total of 12,241 men in the PATHAUT database had worked in the platinum-mining industry from 1975 to 2009. As for the diamond mine workers, a thorough search of all available data sources produced no evidence of employment in another mining sector for 6,490 (53%) of the platinum mine workers; 85 (2.2%) had silicosis at autopsy.

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Box 1: The impact of industrial action in the platinum

Box 1: The impact of industrial action in the platinum-mining sector on the South African economy According to industry sources, in 2013 the South African Platinum Group Metals (PGM) mining sector accounted for 53,4 per cent of global platinum supplies, 26,4 per cent of palladium supplies and 58,7 per cent of rhodium supplies.

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The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South

The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa: An Economy-Wide Analysis . Bohlmann, H.R., Dixon, P.B., Rimmer, M.T. and Van Heerden, J.H. 28 October 2014 . Abstract In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry. The strike lasted five months, ending in June 2014 when

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Box 1: The impact of industrial action in the platinum

Box 1: The impact of industrial action in the platinum-mining sector on the South African economy According to industry sources, in 2013 the South African Platinum Group Metals (PGM) mining sector accounted for 53,4 per cent of global platinum supplies, 26,4 per cent of palladium supplies and 58,7 per cent of rhodium supplies.

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The effects of policy on mining in South Africa

Oct 03, 2018· Eunomix has completed an independent empirical analysis of the impact mineral policy has had on the performance and socioeconomic contribution on the mining sector in South Africa over the past 20 years. The report outlines how mineral policies drive the operational, performance and investment decisions of mining producers.

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Asbestos: mining exposure, health effects and policy

History of exposure. Dr. Montague Murray first recognized the negative health effects of asbestos in 1899 ().However, dust control legislation for mines was not enacted in North America until 1971 ().In the intermediate years, mining and use of asbestos increased dramatically by 120-fold, peaking upon the enaction of legislation in 1971, and decreasing exponentially until the present (Figure 1).

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Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy

Jul 18, 2014· Mining production decreased by 6,5% year-on-year in May 2014, reports Statistics SA. The crippling strike action that began on 23 January in the platinum sector has had a negative impact on total mining production. The largest negative growth rates were recorded for PGMs (-48,5%), other non-metallic minerals (-13,3%) and building materials (-11

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Health Effects Of Mining The World Counts

Mining is deadly. Mining kills and injures more people than any other work in the world. More than 15,000 miners are killed every year and this is just the official number of

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Mining industry affected by escalating social, economic

Nov 28, 2011· The global mining industry is facing intensifying social, economic and political challenges, which means companies must incorporate more complex scenarios into their strategic planning, says a new

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Developing Health and Safety in Mines MINING.COM

Apr 18, 2017· The phrase “Zero Harm” is a widely used strapline throughout the mining industry as we try to combat having reached, statistically at least, a safety plateau. health and safety needs in

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A new age of sustainability for South Africa’s mining industry

Mar 23, 2015· A new age of sustainability for South Africa’s mining industry. Contributing 19 percent to its GDP, mining is essential to the economic prospects of South Africa. Chris Griffith, CEO of Anglo American Platinum, tells World Finance how platinum can be extracted in a sustainable way

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Scandals and strikes: an uncertain future for platinum in

Jan 12, 2016· Mining giant Anglo American is selling some of its South African platinum mines due to their limited profitability. The South African Government has expressed increasing concern about the state of mining and the loss of thousands of jobs in the sector, so the sale will set the tone for whether or not the industry is salvageable.

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“Opportunities and challenges facing the South African

“Opportunities and challenges facing the South African Mining Industry” Presentation to the SACEA AGM By Roger Baxter, Senior Executive, Chamber of Mines of South Africa, 17 February 2011 PRESENTATION OUTLINE Mining and minerals, integral to modern society The South African Mining Industry The future The global mining industry Back to the

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Adapting to Climate Change: A Guide for the Mining

BSR Adapting to Climate Change: A Guide for the Mining Industry 3 Anglo Platinum, Rising temperatures will increase energy demand to cool underground mines and surface facilities. Greater demand and rising prices (driven by limited supply of natural gas, the imposition of carbon taxes, and expensive alternative energy sources) will add to costs.

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Platinum Mines in the World's Top Producer Are Shrinking

Mar 26, 2018· The domestic platinum industry generated about $8 billion in sales last year and employed more than 175,000 people, according to the Chamber of Mines, which represents most mining

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Impacts of Mining Oxfam Australia

Impacts of Mining. Mining can impact local communities both positively and negatively. While positive impacts such as employment and community development projects are important, they do not off-set the potential negatives. We have found mining can negatively affect people by:

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Environmental Risks of Mining

Mining is an inherently invasive process that can cause damage to a landscape in an area much larger than the mining site itself. The effects of this damage can continue years after a mine has shut down, including the addition to greenhouse gasses, death of flora and fauna, and erosion of land and habitat.