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Environmental and health impact of mining on surrounding communities (case study of Wase local government of Plateau state)

 Department: Environmental Health Science  
 By: usericon sazango  

 Project ID: 6881
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Mining is viewed as one of the important economic activities which have the potential of contributing to the development of economies. At the same time, the environmental and health impacts of mining on surrounding communities have been a major concern to governments, the general public and stakeholder organizations and individuals. While the contributions of mining activities to the economic development of Ghana are well acknowledged, others contend that the gains from the mining sector to the economy are achieved at significant environmental, health and social costs to the country. The research revealed that mining activities have resulted in land degradation leading to limited land available for local food production and other agricultural purposes in the Wase municipality....
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