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Assessment of asbestos contamination in soils at

2021-10-23  The historical mining of asbestos in South Africa has left a legacy of ownerless and derelict mines. Systematic sampling, coupled with mineralogical analysis via powder XRD with supplementary optical microscopy, represents an effective way to assess asbestos contamination at these mines.

Toxic Mineral Contamination in South Africa Lead Project

2021-9-26  South Africa is a country rich in minerals and Limpopo province is one of the provinces with the widest range of minerals deposits (Citizen, 2004). Due to the large number of these deposits, there is a high possibility of groundwater contamination in Limpopo province and this is one of the factors which prompted the choice of the province as a

Water Pollution and Contamination from Gold Mines: Acid

Request PDF Water Pollution and Contamination from Gold Mines: Acid Mine Drainage in Gauteng Province, South Africa Mining of metals such as gold, silver and copper results in the exposure to

Investigation of zinc and lead contamination of soil at

2019-3-7  contamination of soil at the abandoned Edendale mine, Mamelodi (Pretoria, South Africa) using a field-portable spectrometer by J-N. Oyourou*, R. McCrindle*, S. Combrinck*, and C.J.S. Fourie† ' 86(272 Many mines in South Africa were inappropriately closed and left unattended during the last century. These old mines are potential sources

Tackling nitrate contamination of water in mines BME

2021-10-10  News Tackling nitrate contamination of water in mines Details Published: Thursday, 11 August 2016 09:30 In South Africa’s increasingly water-scarce and environmentally regulated mining industry, BME’s emulsion explosives help keep nitrates out of mine water preventing possible groundwater contamination and allowing optimal recycling of water on site.

Assessment of asbestos contamination in soils at

The legacy of these activities continues to affect surrounding communities in contemporary South Africa. The asbestos fields of Limpopo host two important former mining areas at Penge and at the Bewaarkloof near Chuenespoort. A large abandoned site is located southeast of Penge at Weltevreden, where there is no evidence of any rehabilitation.

Water Pollution and Contamination from Gold Mines: Acid

2020-7-24  Abstract. Mining of metals such as gold, silver and copper results in the exposure to water and air of rock ore containing sulphides. This leads to the

Fighting Radioactive Contamination in Africa Jonathan M

2015-12-18  Fighting Radioactive Contamination in Africa. Friday, December 18, 2015. At a recent conference Prof. Doug Brugge, a leader of Tisch College's community-based research efforts, continued to sound the alarm about dangerous pollution from uranium mining in Africa. Last month, together with important co-sponsors, the Nobel prize-winning

Spatial assessment of heavy metals contamination in

2021-8-30  1 Spatial assessment of heavy metals contamination in household garden soils in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa Thandi Kapwataa,b*, Angela Matheea,b,c, Neville Sweijdd, Noboru Minakawae, Mirriam Mogotsia, Zamantimande Kunenea and Caradee Y Wright f,g a.

Spatial assessment of heavy metals contamination in

2020-2-15  Heavy metal pollution in soil poses a serious health threat to humans living in close proximity and in contact with contaminated soil. Exposure to heavy metals can result in a range of adverse health effects, including skin lesions, cardiovascular effects, lowering of IQ scores and cancers. The main objectives of this study were to (1) use a portable XRF spectrophotometer to measure

Toxic Mineral Contamination in South Africa Lead Project

2021-9-26  South Africa is a country rich in minerals and Limpopo province is one of the provinces with the widest range of minerals deposits (Citizen, 2004). Due to the large number of these deposits, there is a high possibility of groundwater contamination in Limpopo province and this is one of the factors which prompted the choice of the province as a

Big increase in mine water pollution The Mail &

2019-5-17  New statistics released in Parliament show that 118 mines around South Africa are polluting rivers, inadequately testing for contamination or otherwise dirtying South Africa’s waterways. The

Uranium pollution of South African streams An

production in South Africa shrunk to eventually only three mines. In 1995 U-production in South Africa ranked 9th out of 36 U-producing countries (Uranium Institute, 2001). Currently less than 1000 t/a uranium is produced in South Africa (Venter, 2001). Mining-related stream pollution with U in South Africa state of knowledge

impact of mining activities in South Africa S. Chevrel

2014-5-14  industrialised Gauteng, the most populous province of South Africa. Since the onset of mining, and especially since the early 1960s, some of the dolomitic compartments have been dewatered, to allow mining to proceed safely below the dolomite (Jordaan et a/., 1960) In areas where karst and

Contamination of the water supply to the town of

2013-11-13  Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa DATES: Received: 19 Dec. 2012 Revised: 27 Mar. 2013 Accepted: 26 Jun. 2013 KEYWORDS: acid mine drainage; water chemistry; coal mining; contamination; South Africa HOW TO CITE: McCarthy TS, Humphries MS. Contamination of the water supply to the town of Carolina, Mpumalanga, January 2012. S Afr J Sci. 2013;109(9/10),

Groundwater contamination in South Africa NuWater

2020-8-9  Did you know? There are trillions of cubic metres of water right under our feet, of which, only 15% is utilized. As climate change continues to worsen South Africa’s water security, groundwater in rural areas is increasingly relied upon as a vital water source at different levels from small-scale individual boreholes to large-scale, sophisticated supply schemes.

Fighting Radioactive Contamination in Africa Jonathan M

2015-12-18  Fighting Radioactive Contamination in Africa. Friday, December 18, 2015. At a recent conference Prof. Doug Brugge, a leader of Tisch College's community-based research efforts, continued to sound the alarm about dangerous pollution from uranium mining in Africa. Last month, together with important co-sponsors, the Nobel prize-winning

Water Pollution in South Africa ReThRo

2018-11-5  Water Pollution in South Africa. By Jan Lynzaad / November 5, 2018. The pollution of rivers, lakes, and aquifers from domestic and industrial wastewater discharges, mining runoff, agro-chemicals and other sources is now a growing threat to water resources in most countries in South Africa

Ezulwini gold and uranium mining, Gauteng,

2021-6-2  The gold is located in reef beds which were first discovered in 1886 [1]. The beginning of gold mining in the Whitwatersrand region resulted in it becoming the most densely populated region of South Africa, with settlements initially constructed for the miners, the mining

Spatial assessment of heavy metals contamination in

2021-8-30  1 Spatial assessment of heavy metals contamination in household garden soils in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa Thandi Kapwataa,b*, Angela Matheea,b,c, Neville Sweijdd, Noboru Minakawae, Mirriam Mogotsia, Zamantimande Kunenea and Caradee Y Wright f,g a.

impact of mining activities in South Africa S. Chevrel

2014-5-14  industrialised Gauteng, the most populous province of South Africa. Since the onset of mining, and especially since the early 1960s, some of the dolomitic compartments have been dewatered, to allow mining to proceed safely below the dolomite (Jordaan et a/., 1960) In areas where karst and

South Africa, gold mines continue poisoning communities

Johannesburg, in South Africa was spawned by gold mining when the metal was discovered in the 1880s in the Witwatersrand goldfield, the world’s biggest, arching around the south and west of the city.More than 600 mines lie abandoned with much of their waste piled up high next to residential communities, most of which are marginalised, poor and black.

Tackling nitrate contamination of water in mines

2016-8-15  In South Africa’s increasingly water-scarce and environmentally regulated mining industry, BME’s emulsion explosives help keep nitrates out of mine water preventing possible groundwater contamination and allowing optimal recycling of water on site. “Recent international studies suggest that up to 28% of nitrates from traditional ANFO explosive can leach into water draining through

Tackling nitrate contamination of water in mines

2016-8-11  Tackling nitrate contamination of water in mines. Tests conducted by BME indicated that its emulsion released only about 0.7% of its nitrate content. 11 August 2016 Johannesburg: In South

Water Pollution in South Africa ReThRo

2018-11-5  Water Pollution in South Africa. By Jan Lynzaad / November 5, 2018. The pollution of rivers, lakes, and aquifers from domestic and industrial wastewater discharges, mining runoff, agro-chemicals and other sources is now a growing threat to water resources in most countries in South Africa

Geological and geophysical assessment of groundwater

2021-9-9  Geological and geophysical assessment of groundwater contamination at the Roundhill landfill site, Berlin, Eastern Cape, South Africa Private Bag X11283, Mbombela 1200, South Africa c Department of Geology and Mining, School of Physical and Mineral Sciences, University of Limpopo, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727 South Africa has many

Ezulwini gold and uranium mining, Gauteng,

2021-6-2  The gold is located in reef beds which were first discovered in 1886 [1]. The beginning of gold mining in the Whitwatersrand region resulted in it becoming the most densely populated region of South Africa, with settlements initially constructed for the miners, the mining

Fighting Radioactive Contamination in Africa Jonathan M

2015-12-18  Fighting Radioactive Contamination in Africa. Friday, December 18, 2015. At a recent conference Prof. Doug Brugge, a leader of Tisch College's community-based research efforts, continued to sound the alarm about dangerous pollution from uranium mining in Africa. Last month, together with important co-sponsors, the Nobel prize-winning

Corrosion and pollution in South Africa

2011-12-21  Air Pollution in South Africa. The two major types of pollution in South Africa are air and marine pollution. The industrial sector is the prime contributor to air pollution. More than 90% of South Africa's electricity is generated from the combustion of coal

Spatial assessment of heavy metals contamination in

2021-8-30  1 Spatial assessment of heavy metals contamination in household garden soils in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa Thandi Kapwataa,b*, Angela Matheea,b,c, Neville Sweijdd, Noboru Minakawae, Mirriam Mogotsia, Zamantimande Kunenea and Caradee Y Wright f,g a.