note on effect of coal mining in nigeria

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 · Abstract: Section 523 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 requires that a Federal lands program be established to govern surface coal mining and reclamation operations on Federal lands. The information is needed to assist the regulatory authority to determine the eligibility of an applicant to conduct coal mining on ...

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The Impacts of Energy Extraction on the Environment in ...

Sub-bituminous coal is the major type of coal found in Nigeria. It is important as a fuel because it burns slowly and provides a lot of heat. The coal reserves in Nigeria are estimated to be in excess of 2.5 billion tones [8]. Coal deposits are found in the southern states …

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Effects of coal mining on the water resources in the ...

Sustainable Water Resources Management September 2016, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 207–216 | Cite as Effects of coal mining on the water resources in the communities hosting the Iva Valley and Okpara Coal Mines in Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria AuthorsAuthors and affiliations I. I. ObiadiC. M. ObiadiB. E. B. AkudinobiU. V. MaduewesiE.

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Coal Mine Closure and a Just Transition for All

 · Our recently completed ASA (June 2020) entitled "Preparing for a Managed Transition of Coal-dependent Regions in Western Macedonia, Greece" applied our assessment framework on coal sector transition to the real situation of lignite mining in Western Macedonia. It provided to the government, academia, industry and civil society a rich ...

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Impact of Coal Mining Activities on Crops around Maignga ...

Most mining activities in Nigeria are open cast mining which has a highly damaging effect on the environment. Some of these environmental effects include loss of prime agricultural land, forest cover, water regime, air quality and biodiversity. Mining of solid minerals like coal has the potential of causing environmental degradation.

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Coal Deposits in Nigeria, West Africa with their Locations ...

Coal Deposits - Some Africa countries like Nigeria is blessed with coal rich states especially Enugu which is known as the "the coal city" because of its vast coal deposits, other states include; Benue, Kogi, Delta, Kwara, Plateau, Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Edo, Ondo, Adamawa and Imo.. Fossil fuels came up as a result of the remains of dead animals and plants million years ago; an example of ...

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Effects of coal mining on the water resources in the ...

Effects of coal mining on the water resources in the communities hosting the Iva Valley and Okpara Coal Mines in Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria I. I. Obiadi1 • C. M. Obiadi1 • B. E. B. Akudinobi1 • U. V. Maduewesi1 • E. O. Ezim1 Received: 2 September 2015/Accepted: 28 April 2016/Published online: 7 …

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Nigeria: NGO''s report exposes the negative community ...

 · Nigeria: NGO''s report exposes the negative community impacts of coal mining and coal power generation. Read more ... There is an urgent need for the government to supervise the remediation of Okobo community...and to ensure that the effects of further coal mining activities do not overwhelm the environment or their host communities.

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EFFECT OF SLUM ON PROPERTY VALUES A CASE STUDY AGUOWA

THE EFFECT OF SLUM ON PROPERTY VALUES A CASE STUDY AGUOWA IN ENUGU, ENUGU STATE. CHAPTER ONE. INTRODUCTION. At the commencement of coal mining in Enugu in 1915, Aguowa received many immigrants from where the commute to the city to partake in coal …

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Impact of Coal Mining on the Environment in Mainganga ...

Impact of Coal Mining on the Environment inMainganga Community of Akko Local Government, Gombe State, Nigeria . By Maina Benjamin, Kachalla Aliyuda & Comfort C. Amin Dawa . Gombe StateUniversity. Abstract-The discovery of coal in Maiganga village has attracted the location of coal mining

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF COAL MINING …

Department of Geology and Mining Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences Enugu state University of Science and technology, Agbani Enugu State, Nigeria Phone no: 08037433314. Research Paper Environmental Impact Assessment of Coal Mining Activity in Enugu Metropolis, Enugu State, Nigeria …

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From 1909: Sad tale of Enugu coal industry

 · In 2002, work stopped at NCC-operated mines. In 2003, the Nigerian government announced plans to create a technical advisory committee that would be tasked with reviving Nigeria''s coal …

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THE EFFECT OF COAL MINING ON THE WATER QUALITY OF …

Keywords: Coal mining, water quality, acid mine drainage, heavy metals. 1. Introduction Okaba district is a rural community in Nigeria, where coal mining was the central socio-economic activity for thirty-eight years (1967-2005). Odagbo coal mine is located in Okaba district, and …

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ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMICAL STUDIES ON THE EFFECTS …

coal mining differs from region to region (Turbak, et al 1979). Most of the coal mines which were actively developed in Enugu area from the early twentieth century were closed due to economic conditions or exhaustion of the ore resources and became important source of heavy metal contamination to the neighboring environment.

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Effect of Coal Mining on Agricultural Land of Maiganga ...

Effect of Coal Mining on Agricultural Land of Maiganga Coal Mining Area, Gombe-Nigeria 1 ADAMU SANI J., 2 SABO AHMED, 2 ALIYU MELE M. and 3 MAHMOUD AISHA B.

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Effects of coal mining on the water resources in the ...

 · Coal mining in the Enugu area of Nigeria has generated a lot of mine waste that has been dumped in landfills and surface dumps chosen for convenience and proximity to the waste source rather than environmental, geologic or engineering considerations. Environmental degradation and groundwater contamination has resulted. Structural analysis of the area shows that the geological …

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The environmental implications of the exploration and ...

 · Coal can be mined by both the open cast mining method and the underground mining method. Nigeria''s most exploited coal mines are located at Enugu where NCC operated two underground coal mines and commercial production started in 1916, the peak in coal production was in the late 1950s reaching approximately 920,000 tons per annum.

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What is the true cost of coal mining in Nigeria ...

The Okobo community of Kogi State, Nigeria, is currently dealing with both the negative and positive effects of having a coal mining company, the ETA Zuma Group, in its backyard. Another community in the same state, the Itobe settlement, is about to see coal mining operations by the same company commence on its own land.

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Nigerian Mining Sector Brief | 1 Nigerian Mining Sector Brief

Printed in Nigeria. Nigerian Mining Sector Brief | 3. Section. ... 2.1 Coal 08 2.2umen Bit 09 2.3 Limestone 09 2.4 Iron-Ore 09 2.5arites B 09 2.6ead-Zinc L 11 2.7 Gold 11. 3al and Regulatory Framework Leg 12. 3.1 Mines Inspectorate Department 13 3.2 Mines Environmental and Compliance Department 13 ...

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3 Technologies in Exploration, Mining, and Processing ...

In underground coal mining the overall recovery in the United States averages about 55 percent; average recovery from longwall mines is about 70 percent (Hartman, 1987). Technology for mining thin coal seams (less than 1 meter thick), particularly thin-seam longwall technology, would be beneficial.

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Mining sector in Nigeria has anoptimistic future, but ...

 · "In 2015, coal mined in Nigeria totalled 144.88 billion metric tonnes, while metal ore mined totaled around 22 638.96 million metric tonnes," he illustrates. "Coal is largely exploited in Nigeria due to its use in the steel and cement industries and as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.

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Socio Economic Effects Of Coal Mining In Nigeria ...

Energy and Environmental Health: A Literature Review and Recommendations667 Кб. For example, a critique of a draft of this paper identified a few articles on occupational hazards of coal mining in Nigeria, which were not identified in any of the literature searches.Update the 1990 literature review on the impact of economic development policies on health 21.

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HISTORY: The History of Coal in Nigeria | Heinrich Böll ...

 · Abiodun Baiyewu-Teru looks at the history of coal in Nigeria. Coal was first discovered in Nigeria in 1909 at the Udi Ridge in Enugu by a British mines engineer, Albert Kitson. Kitson had been prospecting for silver. By 1914, the year of Nigeria''s amalgamation, the first consignment of coal made its way to the United Kingdom from the newly ...

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Developing the solid minerals sector Quick wins for the ...

focus on hydro, coal and natural gas. The roadmap for the development of the solid minerals sector further projects a 30% contribution by coal to the nation''s power generating capacity. The support for coal mining has so far been to the extent of coal required as feed stock for the proposed coal fired power plants. However

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Assessing the Ecological Effects of Mining in West Africa ...

 · Nigeria''s abundant solid minerals constitute some of the largest known deposits in recent years under different categories. With the activities in the sector characterized by production and a growing environmental decline often overlooked. This research uses a mix scale approach of descriptive statistics and GIS methodology in analyzing the ecological impacts of mining in Nigeria.

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Nigerian Coal Corporation

In 1909, coal was discovered in Enugu, Nigeria. The Ogbete drift mine opened six years later. The Ogbete mine''s operations and others in the country were merged into a new corporation in 1950: The Nigerian Coal Corporation. The NCC was tasked with exploiting coal resources, and held a monopoly on coal and coke mining, production, and sales ...

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Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental ...

The effect of coal mining is not only limited to air pollution, but has further resulted in global warming all over the world. During coal mining activities, a number of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide and other heat-trapping gases are produced which remain in the atmosphere for several years once emitted ...

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The Carbon Brief Profile: Nigeria

 · Coal. Nigeria has an estimated 2bn metric tonnes of coal reserves. In its history, it has had a handful of small coal-fired power plants, but none are still in operation. The mining ministry has repeatedly said it is the government''s intention to supply 30% of the country

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