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Existing U.S. Coal Mines - SourceWatch

Jul 02, 2015 · U.S. Coal Mines. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), there were 1,458 coal mines in the U.S. in 2008, producing a total of ...

Mining in South Africa - Overview

South Africa is one of the world's and Africa's most important mining countries in terms of the variety and quantity of minerals produced. It has the world's largest ...

New coal mine threatens historic South African...

MAPUNGUBWE NATIONAL PARK, South Africa — After surviving for a millennium, South Africa's most precious historical site is facing a new threat: a nearby coal mine ...

The heavy toll of coal mining in South Africa - Al...

A stroll around Emalahleni is enough to get a feel for the impact coal has had the environment. The landscape shines in bright colours, layers of white and yellow ...

The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal ...

Page 3 of 24 Introduction This case study focuses on the costs of the environmental and social effects of coal mining in South Africa, undertaken for export to the ...

Mine tailings dams: Characteristics, failure, ...

1. Introduction. Modern society could not function without the products of the extractive mining industries, which are vital components in, for example, aeroplanes ...

Environmental impact of the coal industry -...

The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and ...

Water hungry coal: Burning South Africa's ... -...

Executive Summary Safe, affordable and accessible water is regarded as one of our planet's scarcest natural resources.1 This is particularly true on the African ...

Coal Mining in South Africa - Overview -...

BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa Ltd, one of the largest energy coal exporters in the world, owns and operates four collieries (Douglas, Khutala, Klipspruit ...

Mining and minerals in South Africa

South Africa is a world leader in mining. The country is famous for its abundance of mineral resources, accounting for a significant proportion of world production ...

South Africa and coal - SourceWatch

Mar 16, 2015 · Background. South Africa, which is estimated to have produced 244 million tonnes of coal in 2006, is ranked as the world's fifth largest hard coal producer ...

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Creamer Media's Mining Weekly App, built on the backbone of

The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa

h ©p:// is Xco X ÌaS Afr Sci 211 1 ì ó(5/6) Commentary The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa Author: Terence S. McCarthy1

EJAtlas | Mapping Environmental Justice

The EJ Atlas is a teaching, networking and advocacy resource. Strategists, activist organizers, scholars, and teachers will find many uses for the database, as well ...

DMCI: Deforestation, Mining, Coal, and Injustice

DMCI: Deforestation, Mining, Coal, and Injustice 'DMCI's persisting business model reflects not only on the inherently destructive nature of extractive industries ...

Mining impacts | Greenpeace International

Destruction and poison linger. Bad mining practices can ignite coal fires, which can burn for decades, release fly ash and smoke laden with greenhouse gasses and ...

Coal in South Africa - Wikipedia, the free...

South Africa produces in excess of 255 million tonnes of coal (2011 estimate) and consumes almost three quarters of that domestically. Around 77% of South Africa's ...

Mining - India Environment Portal | News,...

Environment News, Reports, Government Documents, Court Cases, Policy Papers, Data, Statistics, presentations, reviews, Press releases, Opinions and Analysis & more ...

South African Coal - Stanford University

1 The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment and Policy Challenges Anton Eberhard 1. Introduction South Africa is a significant participant in global coal ...



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