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Mining and Environment

Ampem Darko Aniapam

ISBN 10: 3847317636 / ISBN 13: 9783847317630
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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120 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.The research was to assess the environmental effects of small-scale salt mining on socio-economic activities of the locals in some selected communities in the Central Region of Ghana. Water and soil samples were taken at monthly intervals for a period of six months. Results obtained from physico-chemical and bacteriological analysis of water from salt pans and wells, as well as soils in the immediate surroundings of the selected communities indicated that salt mining has impacted negatively on the environment. This in turn has affected some socio-economic activities such peasant farming and trapping of migratory birds which used to be a major source of income in these communities. Wells that served as the major source of water for domestic uses has also been polluted forcing locals to buy water at exorbitant prices from water vendors. The positive aspect is that it has created jobs for a large number of unemployed youth in the area. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783847317630

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Title: Mining and Environment

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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The research was to assess the environmental effects of small-scale salt mining on socio-economic activities of the locals in some selected communities in the Central Region of Ghana. Water and soil samples were taken at monthly intervals for a period of six months. Results obtained from physico-chemical and bacteriological analysis of water from salt pans and wells, as well as soils in the immediate surroundings of the selected communities indicated that salt mining has impacted negatively on the environment. This in turn has affected some socio-economic activities such peasant farming and trapping of migratory birds which used to be a major source of income in these communities. Wells that served as the major source of water for domestic uses has also been polluted forcing locals to buy water at exorbitant prices from water vendors. The positive aspect is that it has created jobs for a large number of unemployed youth in the area.

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A.D. Aniapam teaches Environmental Management at the Institute of Professional Studies. His area of research interest is environment and economic development. F.K. Nyame is a lecturer at the Dept. of Earth Science at the University of Ghana. His area of research interest is water resource management and impact of artisan mining on the environment

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