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Copper poisoning in the Kruger National Park: field

Exposure of ruminants to environmental copper pollution resulting form copper smelting operations of a mine in the area was examined by comparing impala faecal copper concentrations in dung heaps and tissue (liver, lung and kidney) copper concentrations of organs collected from impala and buffalo culled within three risk zones (high, moderate and low) of the study area in relation to the distance from the

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Copper poisoning in the Kruger National Park: Field

gee-botanical evidence previously reported, the copper smelter of a nearby copper mine is the most likely source of copper pollution responsible for chronic copper poisoning in impala and the occur­ rence of high copper concentrations in buffalo in the Phalaborwa area of the KNP. Keywords: Air pollution, buffalo, chronic poisoning, copper, copper smelter, impala INTRODUCTION Inefficient smelter

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(PDF) Copper toxicity in ruminants: air pollution as a

Phalaborwa were ascribed to chronic copper poisoning from copper deposited on vegetation (Gummow et al., 1991). Macropathology found excess body fluids in the body cavities and pericardial sacs

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PALABORA MINING COMPANY “THE SUSTAINABLE

Palabora supplies 100% of South African refined copper. Closure of the mine would mean that copper would have had to be imported, having a negative effect on the balance of payments. The closure would also have had multiplier effect on the national and regional tax bases, amounting to an estimated R300 million. (b) For the local Phalaborwa economy With a sprawling population of some 200 000

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Copper poisoning in wild ruminants in the Kruger National

per poisoning in wild ruminants within the Phalaborwa area in the Kruger National Park and to con­ firm that environmental copper pollution associated with smelting operations at a nearby mine was the source of copper responsible for the poisoning. The study area selected was divided into high,

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Copper poisoning in the Kruger National Park: Field

gee-botanical evidence previously reported, the copper smelter of a nearby copper mine is the most likely source of copper pollution responsible for chronic copper poisoning in impala and the occur­ rence of high copper concentrations in buffalo in the Phalaborwa area of the KNP. Keywords: Air pollution, buffalo, chronic poisoning, copper, copper smelter, impala INTRODUCTION Inefficient smelter

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CHAPTER ONE University of Limpopo

negative influence on the environment. There is air pollution in Phalaborwa which can be noticed during winter. Sometimes the mines emit badodour. Water pollution was also detected inthe Selati River that runs through Phalaborwa This polluted . water comes from the acid trenches that are in the mines. When it rains, the water in

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(PDF) Copper toxicity in ruminants: air pollution

Phalaborwa were ascribed to chronic copper poisoning from copper deposited on vegetation (Gummow et al., 1991). Macropathology found excess body fluids in the body cavities and pericardial sacs

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PALABORA MINING COMPANY “THE SUSTAINABLE

the effects of emissions, dust and water pollution, as well as an on-site wild life management programme. Were the mine to have closed down the Mine Closure Plan would have been implemented. With the mine life now extended to at least 20 years the environmental programmes will continue, but with much lesser plant emissions, dust and

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The application of bio-indicators for the

A biological monitoring survey of airborne metals was also carried out in a large area of the Kruger National Park, South Africa, to check the influence of copper pollution from the Phalaborwa

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Pollution impacts on the aquatic ecosystems of

01/11/2019 Moreover, it was during the 1950s, following the discovery of copper and phosphate at Phalaborwa, that extensive mining developed along the banks of the Ga-Selati River, a tributary of the Olifants River at KNPs western boundary. Following this mining expansion the Olifants River suffered serious salt enrichment primarily from sulphate and phosphate through controlled effluent discharge.

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Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited

Palabora's environmental impacts, i.e. sulphur dioxide and dust emissions, water consumption and effluent, mineral and non-mineral waste, energy consumption, associated greenhouse gas emissions and cultural heritage, will be managed ensuring responsible land stewardship and sustainable development. To achieve this Palabora will:

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BA-PHALABORWA LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

The Strategy highlights on the sensitivity of the environment within the Ba-Phalaborwa precinct. The recent pollution of the Letaba and the Oliphants Rivers is a wake-up call for all stakeholders to work together in mitigating potential risks posed by all economic activities within the Municipal area.

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Environmental impact of mining Wikipedia

Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practices. Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining processes. These processes also have an impact on the atmosphere from the emissions of carbon which have

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PALABORA MINING COMPANY “THE SUSTAINABLE

the effects of emissions, dust and water pollution, as well as an on-site wild life management programme. Were the mine to have closed down the Mine Closure Plan would have been implemented. With the mine life now extended to at least 20 years the environmental programmes will continue, but with much lesser plant emissions, dust and

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Copper poisoning in the Kruger National Park: field

Chronic copper poisoning was investigated in ruminants within the Phalaborwa area of the Kruger National Park (KNP). Exposure of ruminants to environmental copper pollution resulting form copper smelting operations of a mine in the area was examined by comparing impala faecal copper concentrations in dung heaps and tissue (liver, lung and kidney) copper concentrations of organs

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Pollution impacts on the aquatic ecosystems of

01/11/2019 Moreover, it was during the 1950s, following the discovery of copper and phosphate at Phalaborwa, that extensive mining developed along the banks of the Ga-Selati River, a tributary of the Olifants River at KNPs western boundary. Following this mining expansion the Olifants River suffered serious salt enrichment primarily from sulphate and phosphate through controlled effluent discharge.

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Has monitoring failed the Olifants River, Mpumalanga?

mine outside Phalaborwa, just upstream from the confluence of the Ga-Selati River and the Olifants River. Levels of copper Levels of copper sulphate, highly toxic to aquatic species, should be urgently investigated as a probable cause of recent fish and crocodile

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Hydrogeochemical Characterisation of Waste Deposits from a

The underground mine workings are located in the north-eastern part of the Limpopo Province in South Africa and in the Phalaborwa Complex. This complex is unique in that it is the only economically viable carbonatite-hosted copper deposit in the world. The Complex represents the remains of an alkaline volcano that was active 2047 Ma (Wilson and

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The Effects of Socio-Economic Challenges in the Mining

mines such as platinum mines, gold mines, copper mine, phosphate and diamond mines is rocked by related difficulties. Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality is characterised by four local mines that served for years as economic hub of its communities. The mines are Foskor PTY, Palabora Mining Company (PMC), JCI and BOSVELD. These mines were economically viable in the past. They each employed massive

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(PDF) A holistic approach towards best

The use of geophysical Burgersport platinum (and chromium) mines techniques proved to be an efective tool for in the eastern part of the Bushveld Complex, mapping out contaminant plumes speciically and in the Phalaborwa Carbonatite copper and in the Barberton, Giyani and Witbank areas. phosphate mine area. Groundwater samples collected from Hydrology mines monitoring boreholes and from farm

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Toxic tailings reprocessing in Zambia Mine

For almost a century it was home to a poorly regulated lead mining and smelting industry before the main state-controlled mine closed in 1994, leaving behind millions of tons of tailings and pollution that has since contaminated an entire generation of Zambians.

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SA to take pulse of its environment IOL

Arcing away from the park and over huge mine pits, the helicopter flies over a dusty township dotted with corrugated iron shacks.

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THE IMPACT OF LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON THE

Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality, socio economic status and origin of LED 34 2.7.1. Mining sector 37 2.7.2. Alignment of policy and strategy 41 2.7.3. Key issues with regard to the population 42 2.7.4. Economic potential of the Ba-Phalaborwa Municipal area 43 2.7.5. Economic opportunities in the Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality 44 2.8. Preliminary findings from the Literature review 46 2.9. Overview and

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