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7Feb 1537

Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for the …

Terms of Reference for the conduct of the environmental impacts assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment The conduct of the EIA investigation has the following basic steps: i. Defining the Geographic Boundaries of the Assessment ii. Defining the Time Frame for the Assessment iii. Preparing the Project Description iv. Analysis of Alternatives v.

24Feb 636


various roads each day also have impact on the noise level within the surrounding communities. 4.0 Environmental Impacts The environmental impacts of the oil and gas exploration activities are enormous and cannot be overlooked. These impacts tends to affect the ecosystem in the coastal regions in Ghana.

9Feb 603


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY SUMMARY Mining activities cover a diverse range of environments and the challenges are often unique and specific to each mine site. However, mining activities will invariably have an impact on water environments through direct or indirect contact of either the surface or groundwater.

1Feb 1173


Ainoo, A. O. Amegbey, N. and Suglo, R. S.(2007), Environmental Impact of Mining and Ore Processing-A Case Study at Satellite Goldfields Limited Proc. of First International Conference on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy (ERTEP 2007), Accra, Ghana, July 17 …

24Feb 1659

Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

 · Large-scale mining, also known as legal mining, generates more than 95 percent of the world''s total mineral production and employs approximately 2.5 million people across the world.13 In Ghana, there are 19 large mining companies operating approximately 16 gold mines, one bauxite mine and one manganese mine.2 These companies are largely ...

25Feb 580

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

 · In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country''s GDP. 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 mining activities in Ghana.

11Feb 1283

(PDF) The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining ...

Impact of gold mining on soil and some staple foods collected from selected mining communities in and around Tarkwa-Prestea area. West African Journal of Applied Ecology, 14(1): 1-12 Hilson, G., Hilson, A., & Adu-Darko, E. (2014) Chinese participation in Ghana''s informal gold mining economy: Drivers, implications and clarifications.

16Feb 1064

The social and environmental impact of mining in the ACP

new gold mines have been exploited, including Ghana, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Ivory Coast1. The speed at which the consequences of human actions affect society and the environment requires a fast response. SOCIAL IMPACT The modes of mining and the lack of regulation of waste management are among the

1Feb 1301

Governance challenges of small-scale gold mining in Ghana ...

 · The Environmental Assessment Regulations, (LI 1652) (Government of Ghana, 1999) prohibit a person from commencing activities (such as mineral extraction) which have possible adverse environmental and public health impacts without first registering with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and obtaining an environmental permit from the ...

29Feb 1075

Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining | Brilliant Earth

Gold Mining and the Environment. Dirty gold mining has ravaged landscapes, contaminated water supplies, and contributed to the destruction of vital ecosystems. Cyanide, mercury, and other toxic substances are regularly released into the environment due to dirty gold mining. ... Ghana, Russia, Peru, South Africa, and other countries. In 2014, a ...

13Feb 1294

Mining and its effect on environment | News Ghana

 · Environmental news; Mining and its effect on environment. For over centuries of mining in Ghana, especially gold, there have been several concerned raised by major stakeholders on the impact …

14Feb 1318


Mining Act, Act 703 of 2006 became the governing legislation for Ghana''s minerals and mining sector. A key feature of the process for drafting and passing this Act was the participation of relevant stakeholders, including mining sector regulators, Civil Society Organisations

20Feb 1588

Social and Environmental Impact Assessment

Social and Environmental Impact Assessment Big Bend Placer Gold Mining Project, Mongolia Prepared for WM Mining Company, LLC Centennial, Colorado, USA Prepared by AATA INTERNATIONAL, INC. Denver, Colorado, USA October 2008

28Feb 1746

mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions

environmental impacts of small-scale gold mining in Ghana, and to prescribe a series of recommen-dations for improving environmental performance in the industry. The paper begins by providing a general overview of small-scale gold mining and its environmental impacts. Next, the paper discusses the state of the Ghanaian small-scale gold-mining

9Feb 1763

Environmental Permit Requirements

• making Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) a condition for granting other permits ... • Networks established for effective environmental management in Ghana. (e.g. built environment, mining and natural resources networks) • extensive consultations with all relevant stakeholders at all stages of the EIA process.

19Feb 1561

Newmont Corporation

Commercial production at Ahafo began in 2006. Ahafo has two primary ore zones: Ahafo South and Ahafo North. Mining is currently underway at Ahafo South. In November 2018, Subika, a new underground mine which was completed on schedule and within budget, achieved commercial production, adding higher-grade, lower cost gold production at Ahafo south.

13Feb 644

3. Reviewing a Typical EIA for a Mining Project

Mining companies often have a choice of ''beneficiation'' methods to concentrate the desired metals in the metallic ore they have mined. Some ore beneficiation methods have less serious impacts than others. For example, gravity concentration of gold ore has less potential to contaminate the environment and threaten public

14Feb 717

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a gold mine ...

Additionally, the significant of environmental impact has been assessed using MCDM based on SAW techniques. Materials and Methods. In the present study the SAW method was used to assess environmental impact assessment of mining activities in the study area, and TOPSIS method was applied to select the best location for the dumping site.

20Feb 812

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) In Ghana –The ...

 · Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is the assessment of individual projects by identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social and other relevant impacts. In Ghana,the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Act 490, 1994 grants the EPA the right to request a company or anybody undertaking a project to carry out an ...

23Feb 1417


LEGAL FRAMEWORK o The Constitution of the Republic of Ghana (1992) o Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1990 (Act 490) o Environmental Assessment Regulations, 1999 (LI 1652) o The Mercury Act, 1989 (PNDC L 217 ) o Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703)

3Feb 1095

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

The Ghana ASM dialogue project was made possible with the generous support of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. Funding for background research and publication of this paper was provided by UK aid for the UK government. Published by IIED, August 2016 McQuilken, J and Hilson, G (2016) Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana.

10Feb 614

Impacts of Illegal Mining (Galamsey) on the Environment ...

Illegal mining (galamsey) is known to cause significant environmental pollution; the chemical used and the waste heaps are a source of long term contamination of soil and water bodies. The thrust of this study was to assess the impact of illegal mining operations on the soil and water bodies at four (4) selected communities (Esaase-Manhyia, Aboabo, Mpatuam and Tetrem) in Bontefufuo in the ...

9Feb 1070


Effects of Small Scale Gold Mining on Cocoa and Food Crop Production: A Case Study of Upper Denkyira District. BSc. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Unpublished. 10. Arko B., Dwumora K.K., (2013). Small Scale Gold Mining and Environmental Degradation in Ghana: Issues of Mining Policy Implementation and Challenges.

18Feb 511

Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of ...

stakeholders within the gold mining sector. Furthermore, environmental considerations are linked to discussions on health and safety, settlements, and the impact of gold mining on subsistence lifestyles. Ghana''s social history is inextricably linked to natural resources. Gold mining in Ghana has

12Feb 1065

Effective environmental governance and outcomes for gold ...

 · Environmental governance of mining has been central in contemporary discourse of the development of mining projects in Africa and parts of the developing world. This paper assesses the effectiveness of environmental governance of gold mining in Obuasi and Birim North Districts of Ghana and the nature of outcomes that effective governance produces for communities and the environment.

10Feb 1062


 · ASGM Artisanal and small-scale gold mining. ASM Artisanal and small-scale mining . BEO Bureau Environmental Officer . DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo . EIA Environmental impact assessment . EMMP Environmental mitigation and monitoring plan . ESDM Environmentally sound design and management . FAA Foreign Assistance Act . FAO

29Feb 659


The object of this paper is to ascertain the level of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) compliance of mining companies in selected mining communities in Ghana. Over the past three decades, Ghana has demonstrated considerable commitment to the conservation and management of bio-physical and socio-cultural environment. Laws and regulations have been enacted to monitor and …

26Feb 1469

Perception of Small-Scale Miners on Interventions to ...

 · The proliferation of illegal mining in Ghana, coupled with its environmental impacts, ... For the environment: An Assessment of recent military intervention in informal gold mining communities in Ghana. Land Use Policy, 96, Article 104706. Google Scholar ...

4Feb 1681


GHANA''S MINING POLIY, LEGAL, REGULATORY, AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS AND HOW ... It also concluded that the social and environmental impacts of mining would be ... EIA Environmental Impact Assessment(s) EITI Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative EMP Environmental Management Plan(s)

4Feb 1686

Regulating Mining Water Use and Impacts in Ghana ...

Regulating mining water use and impacts in Ghana: comparing Australian and Ghanaian law for reform ideas This report is the product of a collaborative and comparative study of the key materials that regulate mining industry use of and impacts on water resources in Australia and Ghana for the purpose of generating reform ideas for Ghana.

13Feb 706


The historical importance of mining in the economic development of Ghana is considerable and well documented, with the country''s colonial name -- Gold Coast --reflecting the importance of the mining sector. Gold dominates the mining sector and 1 THE WORLD BANK. 1992, Strategy for African Mining. World Bank Technical Paper 81, African