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The Impacts of Copper Mining in Chile

operational impact on local communities, labor practices, worker safety and water use. In Chile, the mining industry is the most innovative economic sector, compared to other industries in the country. The proportion of mining companies innovating in their processes and organizational management is double the national average. This is even higher in

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What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining Industry

Apr 25, 2017 · Mining adversely affects the environment by inducing loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and contamination of surface water, groundwater, and soil. Mining can also trigger the formation of sinkholes. The leakage of chemicals from mining sites can also have detrimental effects on the health of the population living at or around the mining site.

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Mining Local Community Risk Latin America Americas

Jun 21, 2018 · Armed with smartphones, local communities can broadcast their conflicts with mining sites and any heavy-handed policing by national police or the military. In a period where national governments across Latin America enjoy record low support, few leaders are willing risk political capital to quell a local protest that interrupts a mine.

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Social impacts of mining in the spotlight Newcastle Herald

Jan 02, 2017 · Oxfarm Australia recently said that 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.

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THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN

Although they overlap, there are two broad issues here. One is the extent to which local communities are consulted about the grant of mining rights where they live. The other is whether local communities benefit from mining in their area.

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The social impacts of mining on local communities in

The social impacts of mining on local communities in Australia Alanna Sincovich, Tess Gregory, Ashleigh Wilson, Sally Brinkman Research output Contribution to journal › Review article

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The Local Impact of Mining on Poverty and Inequality

This paper studies the impact of mining activity on socioeconomic outcomes in local communities in Peru. In the last two decades, the value of Peruvian mining exports has grown by fifteen times; and since a decade ago, one-half of fiscal revenues from mining have been devolved to local governments in producing regions.

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Minnesota Iron Economic Impact

Minnesota's iron mining industry not only has significant economic impact in the areas in which the iron is mined. The effects of Minnesota's iron mining industry can be felt far and wide on local, regional, national and even international levels. Existing Minnesota Iron Mining Operations

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Yaro I.J .2010. "The Impact of Mining on Livelihoods of

Yaro I.J .2010. "The Impact of Mining on Livelihoods of Local CommunitiesA Case Study of Newmont Ahafo South Mining Project of Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. International Institute of Social Studies.The Hague, The Netherlands December, 2010.

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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.

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Published in Rural society · 2009Authors Vanessa Petkova · Stewart Lockie · John Rolfe · Galina IvanovaAbout Coal mining · Publishing · Community development · Project commissioning · Growth []

Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa A

salinisation of local aquifers and streams (Fuggle and Rabie, 1996). Acid mine drainage Acid mine drainage is the single most significant threat to South Africa's environment (Younger, 2001). Acid generation and metals dissolution are the primary problems associated with

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Appendix 2 Environmental and Social Impacts of

The main impact of mining and oil development on these ecosystems is the alteration of the water regime, especially lowering of the water table and depletion of groundwater. These impacts may result in increased salinization of the soil and erosion, which eventually lead to a

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The Effects of Mining on the Ecosystem Sciencing

Apr 24, 2017 · The Effects of Mining on the Ecosystem. Mining activities vary, but can include soil compaction and conversely, removal of the topsoil. These alterations disrupt nutrient dynamics by minimizing the availability of nitrogen and phosphorus, lower the pH through the acidification of the soil and can introduce toxic metals and acids.

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The local employment impacts of mining an econometric

The way in which mining contributes to job opportunities in the region where it takes place has become increasingly important for the industry's relations to the local community. The employment impacts of mining are however far from straightforward to assess.

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"The socio-economic impacts of mining on local communities

This paper compares selected socioeconomic indicators (e.g. unemployment, Human Development Index, poverty, education, health and environment) in the Southern Region of Jordan with those of its northern and central parts, with the aim of exploring what impact mining has had on local communities. According to the development indicators examined, the South Region of Jordan lags

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Environmental & Health Impacts of Mining on Surrounding

1. 4. 2 Knowledge of mining effects on health is positively related to years of schooling (education). 1. 4. 3 The infections/diseases among residents are related to mining activities. 1. 6 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY. The data collected included background data on respondents, awareness, perception and effects of mining within the surrounding communities.

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Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in

One study argued that "to date, mining has a poor record in terms of its contribution to ecological development, with few communities getting significant benefits and mining sites experiencing lasting negative consequences".6 Recently, many mining companies have taken steps to mitigate the effects of their past actions through the

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The 4 Economic Benefits of Mining Avalare Sources

Jul 17, 2017 · There are some economic benefits of mining which befalls a country, thereby placing emphasis on the economic significance of mining and their impact on both the government and the people. In contrast, many people have now raised the question why is mining important to daily life, given that the impact of this industry is felt less by countries

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Impact of coal mining on local communities in Colombia

Jan 11, 2013 · In Colombia, local rural communities are facing the negative socio-economic and environmental consequences of increasing mining activities. Farmers lost their land and have to find other jobs. The

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Social Impact of Mining in Communities Research Papers

This study therefore sought to ascertain the sustainability of the Ghanaian mining industry in the light of this controversy through an examination of the ecological, social and economic features of small-scale gold mining and the impacts on mining communities.

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What are the negative effects about mining Answers

Oct 22, 2009 · the effect of strip mining is every type of coal mining has some effect on the rocks adjacent to the mined strata, but strip mining has the greatest effect. The effects may be physical

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"The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities

The increase in leases for surface gold mining in Ghana between 1983 and 1998 has had drastic consequences for sustainable land use and management in the country. Most of these leases were for surface mining displacing the original owners from large arable land needed for their livelihoods. This situation makes the local people vulnerable to econom-ic uncertainties.

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Mining developments and social impacts on

There were significant impacts, both positive and negative, reported for the mining industry on all towns. The relatively high incomes, for example, of people working in the mining industry and of business people servicing the mines were seen to generate positive impacts on all towns.

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Mining Community Development Agreements

communities, and mining companies on the sustained development of mine-impacted communities as part of the debate around the costs and benefits of mineral development. Communities have become more vocal in expressing their expectations for benefits, while mining companies are concerned about the need and means by which to obtain and main-

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING

continues to grow worldwide, the impact of mining will be an increasingly important concern in the field of environmental science. In Africa, because of economic pressures and slower evolution of environmental awareness, local communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining

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Gold Development Gold and the Economy World Gold

Responsible gold mining companies acknowledge that they can have a wider impact on the societies they operate in, beyond the jobs and investment that they bring to communities. Community development programmes are designed to meet local needs and priorities, and include investment in sectors including education, entrepreneurship and healthcare. Companies often work with community-based

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About coal mining impacts Greenpeace International

Jul 01, 2016 · Mining is the first step in the dirty life cycle of coal. When coal mines move in, whole communities are forced off their land by expanding mines, coal fires, subsidence, and overused and contaminated water supplies. Mines are quick to dig up and destroy forests and soils.

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Reporting on Community Impacts

impact. Mining companies use case studies the most. Approaches which companies use in community reporting include reporting according to sites of operation and subsidiaries; the use of testimonials; the use of dialogues and interviews; and the use of other indicators as

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Open Pit Mining Pros & Cons Sciencing

One of the major benefits to open pit mining is the increase in efficiency over deep-shaft mining techniques. Because mining occurs at the surface, no space restrictions from narrow tunnels and shafts affect the rate at which ore can be extracted.

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The social and economic impacts of gold mining —

The social and economic impacts of gold mining. Together these two areas, usually taxed by governments, account for 70% of total expenditures by gold mining companies. In terms of direct taxation, almost 60% of the payments that gold mining companies

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