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The Environmental Guidelines and Standards for the Petroleum Industry in Nigeria (EGASPIN) 2002, published by the DPR provides that the Director of Petroleum Resources shall issue permits for all aspects of oil-related effluent discharges from point sources (gaseous, liquid and solid), and oil-related project development.


Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water, and soil, the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife.(Wikipedia) When the environment becomes less valuable or damaged, environmental degradation is said to occur. There are many forms of environmental degradation.


caused to the earth—be it land, air and water. According to Nguyen [1] many cities in developing countries face serious environmental degradation and health risks . due to the weakly developed municipal solid waste man-agement system. Several studies have been conducted in order to examine the health and environmental effects


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 ...


Environmental Pollution Induced By an Aluminium Smelting Plant in Nigeria . A. . IR peaiyedaα, N. S. UmoΩ, G. E. Okojevohβ Abstract -The extent of pollution of Imo, Utaewa Rivers and Essene Creek being sources of drinking water were assessed due to the smelting activities of the Aluminium Smelter at Ikot Abasi City, Nigeria.


Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country's GDP. The mining sector in …


Environmental Degradation its Impact on Natural Resources ... of solid waste disposal, and also the susceptibility of ... natural environment in Nigeria, tin mining in the Jos Plateau region is mainly by the open cast, hand paddocking method, resulting to man-made lakes, the


ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND POLLUTION Adeyemi. A.A Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria INTRODUCTION For the past several centuries, humanity has been increasingly polluting air and water, altering Earth's climate, eroding the soil, fragmenting and eliminating the habitat of plants and animals, and depleting the natural bank …


Environmental degradation is caused by the depletion of natural resources such as air, water, and soil, ecosystem destruction, and extinction of …


Introduction. Mineral wealth is an important asset that can be used to stimulate or enhance economic growth and spur infrastructure development, including the building of schools, hospitals and road networks.1 Mining has played a substantial role in the development of Ghana, which is second only to South Africa in terms of gold production on the African continent.2 …


The evaluation of environmental impact of artisanal gold mining was carried out in Luku, Minna, North Central Nigeria, to evaluate environmental hazards associated with artisanal gold mining through field work and Laboratory …


Conflicts in northwest Nigeria over access to minerals—especially gold—are heating up. Illicit mining also causes environmental damage, thus …


Natural resources exploitation, exploration, mining and processing have caused various types of environmental implications on ecosystem, flora & …


The environmental effects of mining waste disposal at Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea Elizabeth McKinnon Introduction Mining in its broadest sense is the process of obtaining useful minerals from the earth's crust. A mineral is generally defined as any natural accruing substance of definite chemical composition and


The environmental implications of the exploration and exploitation of solid minerals in Nigeria with a special focus on Tin in Jos and Coal in Enugu ... ponds have resulted in several deaths. Additionally, during tin mining, radioactive minerals were released into the environment. Soil degradation was caused by erosion, resulting in loss of ...


Mining licenses in Nigeria cannot be used as collateral for loans, as done in other global mining hubs. ... GDP from mining of solid minerals. However, this figure is solely from the formal mining sector. The artisanal mining sector is largely ... evacuation, resulting in environmental degradation, erosion and excessive pollution, amongst other ...


only became of interest when these possible environmental impacts were mentioned. 1.2.2 Water Resources Degradation Water resources degradation is perhaps the most talked about form of environmental impact of gold mining in the Penhalonga area. Discussions have centred on the alluvial mining method by DTZ-OZGEO


Mining has played an important role in the development of Ghana. Like all industries, mining has both benefits and risks for the people living in communities where minerals are found. How these environmental and health …


Environmental health-related risks are becoming a primary concern in Nigeria, with diverse environmental problems such as air pollution, water pollution, oil spillage, deforestation, desertification, erosion, and flooding (due to inadequate drainage systems) caused mostly by anthropogenic activities. This paper reviews the pre-existing and ...


Mining has played a part in the economic development of developed countries such as the USA, Canada and Australia. However, the mining economic growth connection varies considerably from that claimed in the historical analogy reasoning. It is not evident that these countries' historical experience applies to modern developing nations due to modifications in …


An in-depth analysis on mining in Nigeria. By Guest Contributor. 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 …


Keywords: Environmental degradation, Nigerian economy, aggravated soil erosion, flood disasters, salinization, alkalisation Introduction need outside what the environment offered and proceeded to The term "environment" is better appreciated as perceived. develop ways of accomplishing such set objectives. Thus, the term defies a universally ...


Following assessment work done in the mining sector, Global Rights Nigeria is set to launch a policy brief on 'Climate Change and Mining Policy', and the premiere of …


Professional environmentalist should be engage to manage and harness the environment. Orientation on the impact of resources depletion and environmental degradation should be made known to the people. On no account should pipeline be vandalized or solid minerals, be mined illegaly. 6. Conclusion.


The Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of Mining on Local Livelihoods In Sierra Leone: A Case Study of Tonkolili District 15 International Journal of Research in Business Studies and Management V6 I3 2019 Figures in parentheses are percentages and those out of parentheses are frequencies.*Significant at p<0.05.


Environmental degradation is caused by the depletion of natural resources such as air, water, and soil, ecosystem destruction, and extinction of wildlife [10]. One of the causes of environmental ...