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Environmental Impact Coal Mining South Africa

COAL MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT Philip J Lloyd1 Energy Research Institute, University of Cape Town Abstract The environmental impacts of coal mining in South Africa are reviewed. The primary impacts arise from mining, particularly underground mining, largely because South African coal mines are relatively shallow

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  • Thungela - Coal - Mining - South Africa - Environmental

    Thungela - Coal - Mining - South Africa - Environmental

    Mining coal is one of the most water intensive methods of generating electricity that may impact the local water supply. As Responsible Water Stewards, Thungela investigates and implements solutions that result in no permanent harm being caused by our operations to local communities and the environment. Our target is to achieve zero reportable

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  • The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining

    The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining

    Democracy, regulation, rule of lawAn aspect of the coal mining social impact that is hard to quantify, is the impact on South Africa's young democracy, its capacity and willingness to regulate environmental and social impacts, and respect for the law

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  • Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal

    Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal

    Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal Mining in the Upper Olifants River Catchment as a Function of Age and Scale PHILIP HOBBS, SUZAN H. H. OELOFSE & JEANETTE RASCHER CSIR Natural Resources & the Environment, Pretoria, South Africa ABSTRACT Effective water resource governance in a water scarce environment such as South

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  • COAL MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

    COAL MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

    South Africa are more dependent on their natural resources for economic and social needs. Olifants River Mapumalanga and Hasdeo River in Chhattisgarh are much polluted due to coal mining. So environmental challenge in coal mining region is very rigorous so

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  • A Community Torn Apart by Coal Mining Taught Me

    A Community Torn Apart by Coal Mining Taught Me

    Jan 21, 2021 Environmental issues affect everyone, particularly those which have an impact on the climate crisis. It astounds me that the coal industry continues when we all know that coal is the worst fossil fuel for greenhouse gas emissions. People protest the Tendele Mine in Somkhele outside court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in 2017

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  • (PDF) Harmful mining activities, environmental impacts and

    (PDF) Harmful mining activities, environmental impacts and

    Harmful mining activities, environmental impacts and effects in the mining communities in South Africa: a critical perspective December 2017 Environmental Economics 8(4):14-24

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  • The end of coal? Planning a 'just transition' in South Africa

    The end of coal? Planning a 'just transition' in South Africa

    Africa — and the likely impacts of a coal phase-out — we outline the key elements of a coal transition, including available policy mechanisms and the role of subnational governments. Coal in South Africa. South Africa today relies on coal to generate 92% of its electricity and to produce roughly 20% of its liquid . fuels (Department of

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  • Coal mining threatens people’s access to water in

    Coal mining threatens people’s access to water in

    Coal mining threatens . people’s access to water in Mpumalanga, South Africa. u. South Africa is one of the thirty driest countries in the world. This is due to its geographical location and low annual rainfall, however, large-scale mining . operations also have an increasing negative impact on the country’s water quality and availability

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  • Environmental issues from coal mining and their solutions

    Environmental issues from coal mining and their solutions

    Mar 01, 2010 Bell F G, Bullock S E T, Halbich T F J, Lindsay P. Envi- ronmental impacts associated with an abandoned mine in the Witbank Coalfield, South Africa. International Journal of Coal Geology, 2001(45): 195-216. [7] Yang Y. Coal mining and environmental health in China

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  • South Africa grants environmental authorization to Zinoju Coal

    South Africa grants environmental authorization to Zinoju Coal

    Aug 06, 2021 Buffalo Coal Corp. has announced that the Republic of South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has granted an official Environmental Authorisation to Zinoju Coal on the 22nd of July 2021 for the Balgray project. The Environmental Authorisation has been granted in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations

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  • The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Mining Sector

    The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Mining Sector

    Apr 01, 2020 South Africa’s mining sector is particularly exposed to the spread of Covid-19. According to the Minerals Council of South Africa, the industry employs a workforce numbering almost 420,000, many of whom are underground on any given day. Some mines have thousands of men and women underground, descending into the depths in crowded “cages”

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  • Ikwezi Coal Mining Project in Dannhauser, Newcastle, South

    Ikwezi Coal Mining Project in Dannhauser, Newcastle, South

    Ikwezi Coal Mining Project in Dannhauser, Newcastle, South Africa Description: Dannhauser is a small town that has faced environmental injustices for almost a century owing to coal mining, and little has been done to address these issues [4]

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  • Evaluating Impacts of Coal Mining in South African

    Evaluating Impacts of Coal Mining in South African

    One of the worse impacts of coal mining in the acid mine drainage in South Africa. This acid mine drainage remains the largest effect problem of coal mining around the world but especially in South Africa, where the acid mine drainage has been ignored by the government for over already 100 years. Due to the negative impacts of the acid mine drainage on the most important environment element

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  • The impact of coal mining on the environment and

    The impact of coal mining on the environment and

    Coal is South Africa's major primary energy source, and plays a significant role in supplying the chemicals and steelmaking industries. The benefits of coal production are relevant in the light of South Africa's development priorities of job creation and economic growth. Even so, primary metal production and coal-based power generation industries, through their operations and activities, pose a significant and irreversible risk to the surrounding environment

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  • The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal

    The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal

    of the coal comes from South Africa. Applying this percentage directly to the usage of coal by the Netherlands, this would come down to 3.25 Mt/a of coal being mined in South Africa. This amount could possibly increase to 7.4 Mt/a with the contemplated building of additional coal-fired power stations. 3.25 Mt/a represents 3.6% of South

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  • (PDF) Evaluating Impacts of Coal Mining in South African

    (PDF) Evaluating Impacts of Coal Mining in South African

    The coal mining industry is Eskom’s main source in energy generation around South Africa. However, coal exploration is it s detrimental effects on the environment and climate of South Africa

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING

    ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING

    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 and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment

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  • Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

    Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

    Coal fires – burning or smouldering coal seams, coal storage piles or coal waste piles – are a significant environmental problem in many countries, including China, Russia, the US, Indonesia, Australia and South Africa. Underground coal fires can burn for centuries, filling the atmosphere with smoke laden with carbon-monoxide (CO), carbon-dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrous

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  • How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of

    How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of

    May 02, 2018 In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a significant role in the country’s economy, with both positive and negative consequences. Mining companies are often

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  • (PDF) Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa

    (PDF) Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa

    Acid mine drainage is recognized as one of the more serious environmental problems in the mining industry. Acid mine drainage is a major problem on coal and gold mines throughout the world and in

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