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South Africa. Accepted 7 October, 2010. Acid min e drainage is recognized as one of the more serious environmental problems in the mining. industry. Acid min e drainage is a

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Coal and Water Futures in South Africa

2012-1-9  We examine the coal industry in South Africa and the documented impacts on water resources. The Olifants catchment is an area that has experienced over 100 years of coal mining and now has some of the poorest water quality in the country. Other economic development in the catchment, such as agriculture and tourism, is threatened because of the ...

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Coal mining threatens people’s access to water in ...

2016-12-16  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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Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal

2021-9-8  mine water management (Adler Rascher, 2007). However, this technological innovation has not yet become part of policy to govern AMD in South Africa. This paper provides a broad overview of coal mining, water resources and AMD in the upper Olifants River catchment. The evolution of water governance related to AMD in

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Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa: A

Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa: A review. George M. Ochieng1*, Ephrahim S. Seanego1 and Onyeka I. Nkwonta2 1Department of Civil Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, Private bag x680, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. 2Department of Civil Engineering, Mangosuthu University of Technology, P. O. Box12363, Jacobs, Durban 4026, South Africa.

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Water costs, impacts of coal-fired power grossly ...

2018-7-16  South Africa is a dry country and cannot afford this.” Below are some of the specific water impacts and externalities outlined in the report: Coal power requires enormous volumes of water. Coal mining and power generation together consume 5% of South Africa’s water.

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The impact of coal mining on the environment and

The impact of coal mining on the environment and community quality of life: a case study investigation of the impacts and conflicts associated with coal mining in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering the Built Environment ,Department of Chemical Engineering.

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SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

2018-5-25  South Africa contributes about 3.5% of the world’s coal resources. The country’s production is around 3.3% of the world’s annual total and exports approximately 6% of global exports. Coal is the major primary energy source for South Africa. More than 90% of the country’s electricity

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Coal mining impacts on water environs around the ...

2012-11-29  The present research makes an effort towards awareness of the impact of underground coal mining on water environment around the Barapukuria coal mining area, Dinajpur by direct field investigation, questionnaire survey and laboratory analysis. For this research, the three foremost errands have been mulled over which are the water level data analysis for 10 years from 2001 to 2011, ground water ...

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End Coal Coal impacts on water

Impact 1. Water grabs by coal plants. In China, a coal chemical project in the dry Inner Mongolia region, part of a new mega coal power base, had extracted so much water in 8 years of operation that caused the local water table to drop by up to 100 meters, and the local lake to shrink by 62%.The drastic ecological impacts forced thousands of local residents to become ‘ecological migrants’.

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Coal and Water Futures in South Africa

2012-1-9  We examine the coal industry in South Africa and the documented impacts on water resources. The Olifants catchment is an area that has experienced over 100 years of coal mining and now has some of the poorest water quality in the country. Other economic development in the catchment, such as agriculture and tourism, is threatened because of the ...

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Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa: A

Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa: A review. George M. Ochieng1*, Ephrahim S. Seanego1 and Onyeka I. Nkwonta2 1Department of Civil Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, Private bag x680, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. 2Department of Civil Engineering, Mangosuthu University of Technology, P. O. Box12363, Jacobs, Durban 4026, South Africa.

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Water costs, impacts of coal-fired power grossly ...

2018-7-16  South Africa is a dry country and cannot afford this.” Below are some of the specific water impacts and externalities outlined in the report: Coal power requires enormous volumes of water. Coal mining and power generation together consume 5% of South Africa’s water.

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Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental ...

Impact of coal mining on water quality of three artificial lakes in Morozini River Basin (Treviso, Santa Catarina State, Brazil). Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia, 23 (3), pp. 271–281. Munnik, V., G. Hochmann, M. Hlabane and S. Law 2010. The social and environmental consequences of coal mining in South Africa

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South African Coal Mines Pollute Water Supply, Group Sa...

2019-7-3  “The pollution of South Africa’s precious water resources occurs on a particularly egregious scale in areas with high levels of mining activity,” according to the report.

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Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal Mining

2018-6-16  (2008). Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal Mining in the Upper Olifants River Catchment as a Function of Age and Scale. International Journal of Water Resources Development: Vol. 24, Reflections On Water Management In South Africa, pp. 417-431.

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Water Impacts and Externalities - Centre for

2018-7-16  impact on water resources and water quality, and constrain the water available for other uses.3 Particular water-energy nexus challenges in South Africa include water scarcity alongside a strict water allocation regime; the fact that most of our water has been allocated; a predominant reliance on coal-power generation

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Coal mining impacts on water environs around the ...

2012-11-29  The present research makes an effort towards awareness of the impact of underground coal mining on water environment around the Barapukuria coal mining area, Dinajpur by direct field investigation, questionnaire survey and laboratory analysis. For this research, the three foremost errands have been mulled over which are the water level data analysis for 10 years from 2001 to 2011, ground water ...

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Coal - Minerals Council South Africa

2021-11-2  Coal mining’s advent in South Africa can best be traced to the start of gold mining in the late 19 th century, particularly on the Witwatersrand, with the first coal in appreciable tonnages being extracted on the Highveld coal field close to the nascent

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Somkhele coal mine owned by Tendele, KwaZulu-Natal,

2020-10-27  The coal mine's first plant entered into operation by 2007. Since 2013, the mine relies on three plants, being the largest mine in South Africa of metallurgical anthracite, an energy rich type of coal. For the year 2013/14, 1,1 million tonnes of coal were extracted. The coal both feeds South African

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Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental ...

Impact of coal mining on water quality of three artificial lakes in Morozini River Basin (Treviso, Santa Catarina State, Brazil). Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia, 23 (3), pp. 271–281. Munnik, V., G. Hochmann, M. Hlabane and S. Law 2010. The social and environmental consequences of coal mining in South Africa

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South Africa: The impacts of coal extraction Pambazuka

2012-1-18  The reality is that coal mining produces very few direct or indirect jobs because of its mechanised nature. It also displaces other more sustainable work and livelihood opportunities, as it is a highly mechanised process. Coal extraction can place future economic activity in the area at

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South African Coal Mines Pollute Water Supply, Group Sa...

2019-7-3  “The pollution of South Africa’s precious water resources occurs on a particularly egregious scale in areas with high levels of mining activity,” according to the report.

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The impact of coal mining on the environment and

The impact of coal mining on the environment and community quality of life: a case study investigation of the impacts and conflicts associated with coal mining in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa ... AMD from coal mining results in significant pollution of land and water resources. The published literature provides evidence that this ...

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Coal mining impacts on water environs around the ...

2012-11-29  The present research makes an effort towards awareness of the impact of underground coal mining on water environment around the Barapukuria coal mining area, Dinajpur by direct field investigation, questionnaire survey and laboratory analysis. For this research, the three foremost errands have been mulled over which are the water level data analysis for 10 years from 2001 to 2011, ground water ...

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Poor regulation of mines is a serious threat to water ...

2019-7-13  Coal mining, in particular, has had a devastating impact but despite comprehensive research and “damning” reports about the threats it poses to water resources, the department “takes little ...

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Appendix 2: Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining

2018-9-21  An Overview of the Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing Operations on Water Resources and Water Quality in the Zambezi, Limpopo and Olifants Catchments in Southern Africa. Contract Report to the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (SOUTHERN AFRICA) Project, by CSIR-Environmentek, Pretoria, South Africa

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Water Management and the Mining Industry -

2008-11-27  The two biggest areas of water management concerns for mines are the challenges of avoiding discharges of contaminated water, and water scarcity in dry areas. Mines cannot ignore these challenges. In the one case, a lack of water availability could prevent new projects from being implemented. This is possible in South Africa

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Somkhele coal mine owned by Tendele, KwaZulu-Natal,

2020-10-27  The coal mine's first plant entered into operation by 2007. Since 2013, the mine relies on three plants, being the largest mine in South Africa of metallurgical anthracite, an energy rich type of coal. For the year 2013/14, 1,1 million tonnes of coal were extracted. The coal both feeds South African

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Mining and Water Pollution — Safe Drinking Water

2016-12-17  Types of Water Pollution from Mining. There are four main types of mining impacts on water quality. 1. Acid Mine Drainage Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) is a natural process whereby sulphuric acid is produced when sulphides in rocks are exposed to air and water. Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) is essentially the same process, greatly magnified.

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