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The paper discusses the imperatives of sand mining and the environmental impacts using selected case histories in the Niger Delta and elsewhere. The continuation of sand mining in spite of the associated adverse environmental effects, have been linked to the creation of new usable land from marginal lands of the region and sustained supply of ...

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  • Recent case studies of sand mining  utilization and

    Recent case studies of sand mining utilization and

    The paper discusses the imperatives of sand mining and the environmental impacts using selected case histories in the Niger Delta and elsewhere. The continuation of sand mining in spite of the associated adverse environmental effects, have been linked to the creation of new usable land from marginal lands of the region and sustained supply of ...

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  • Coping with floods in Niger   Niger   ReliefWeb

    Coping with floods in Niger Niger ReliefWeb

    Sep 05, 2020018332NIAMEY Niger, 4th September 2020 “The river is flooding,” Amina, 8, shouting outside and alerting her neighbors, in Niamey, the capital city of Niger. “The water is almost waist high ...

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  • Areva Uranium Mines in Agadez  Niger   EJAtlas

    Areva Uranium Mines in Agadez Niger EJAtlas

    The French nuclear giant Areva started mining activities in the Agadez Region of Niger in 1968, with the creation of the holding company SOMAIR and the open pit mine of Arlit. In 1974 a second holding company, COMINAK, was created together with the underground mine of Akouta, close to the town of Akokan. Both Arlit and Akokan were built by AREVA.

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  • Areva Uranium mining in Imouraren  Niger   EJAtlas

    Areva Uranium mining in Imouraren Niger EJAtlas

    French nuclear energy company Areva will develop a third mine in Imouraren, Northern Niger, in 20142015, expected to last 35 years. See more Areva has mined uranium in Niger for over 40 years, with devastating environmental and health consequences in Arlit and Akokan. 270 billion litres of water have been used, draining aquifers.

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  • Uranium Mining and Exploitation in Niger   ArcGIS StoryMaps

    Uranium Mining and Exploitation in Niger ArcGIS StoryMaps

    Nov 01, 2019018332The SOMAIR mine has produced 16 million tons of waste as well as 11 million tons of leach. This has been stored in the open air with these tailings containing 85 of their original radioactivity. In the case of the SOMAIR mine you can see the waste as it forms enormous mountains that can be seen 30km away, Almoustapha Alhacen, Arlit, Niger 45

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  • The Devastating Effects of Environmental Degradation   …

    The Devastating Effects of Environmental Degradation …

    A Case Study of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria Angela Kesiena ETUONOVBE, Nigeria Key words Environment, Degradation, Pollution, Economy, Health. SUMMARY In Nigeria, like many developing nations, the resultant environmental problems are legion aggravated soil erosion, flood disasters, salinization or alkalisation, and the desertification due

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  • Niger   Hunger Relief in Africa   Action Against Hunger

    Niger Hunger Relief in Africa Action Against Hunger

    A landlocked nation with little arable land for farming, Niger ranks among the world’s poorest countries, with subsistence agriculture and livestock accounting for 80 percent of Niger’s livelihoods. But agriculture in Niger is besieged by significant challenges, such as routine climate shocks droughts and floods, poor soil quality, underdeveloped markets in seeds, fertilizers and other ...

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  • Somair – Uranium Mining in Niger

    Somair – Uranium Mining in Niger

    SOMAIR Soci233t233 des Mines de lAir is a national mining company located in Niger. It operates in the northern zone of the country, and is one of its two national mining concerns. Akokan and Arlit are the two mining towns of SOMAIR, located in a region known as a uranium extraction area on the southern border of the Sahara desert, west of the ...

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  • Extracting a disaster   Environment   The Guardian

    Extracting a disaster Environment The Guardian

    Dec 05, 2008018332The increased sourcing of raw uranium that will arise from nuclear new build is an ethical and environmental nightmare currently being ignored by the government. ... in the case of the Nigers ...

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  • 20 pollution disasters past  present and future

    20 pollution disasters past present and future

    Aug 18, 2010018332The Sukinda Valley in Orissa state, India contains 97 of India’s chromite ore deposits—used mainly to make chrome plating and stainless steel. Mining processes leave toxic chromium hexavalent in surface and drinking water, the soil, and the air. Residents suffer from gastrointestinal bleeding, tuberculosis, and asthma.

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  • Air Quality  Environmental Impact Assessment  Niger Delta

    Air Quality Environmental Impact Assessment Niger Delta

    Jan 21, 2019018332Air quality studies under fire in the Niger Delta. David Ishmael is an experienced consultant working in Nigeria. He has conducted numerous air quality studies in the oil, mining and manufacturing industries. Using fixed air quality monitoring stations in Nigeria can be very difficult due to the hostility from indigenous communities.

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  • Major new inquiry into oil spills in Nigeria s Niger Delta

    Major new inquiry into oil spills in Nigeria s Niger Delta

    Mar 26, 2019018332Lagos, Nigeria CNNA major new inquiry into oil companies operating in the Niger Delta has been launched by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. The probe will investigate quotenvironmental …

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  • Four Nonprofit Organizations Working to Help People in Niger

    Four Nonprofit Organizations Working to Help People in Niger

    Aug 23, 2017018332Niger was the first CARE country to integrate Village Savings and Loan Association programs to encourage women to economically raise their social and political roles in society. Since, the organization has turned to disaster risk prevention and strengthening emergency response systems in 150,000 households in extreme poverty.

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  • Recent case studies of sand mining  utilization and

    Recent case studies of sand mining utilization and

    The paper discusses the imperatives of sand mining and the environmental impacts using selected case histories in the Niger Delta and elsewhere. The continuation of sand mining in spite of the associated adverse environmental effects, have been linked to the creation of new usable land from marginal lands of the region and sustained supply of ...

    Read More
  • Niger  Floods   Aug 2019   ReliefWeb

    Niger Floods Aug 2019 ReliefWeb

    Humanitarian situation reports, response plans, news, analyses, evaluations, assessments, maps, infographics and more on Niger Floods Aug 2019

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  • Time to End  quot Blood Oil quot  Disaster in the Niger Delta   HuffPost

    Time to End quot Blood Oil quot Disaster in the Niger Delta HuffPost

    The Niger Deltas legendary quotblood oilquot disaster has persisted for decades, and is now deepening. Oil in the Delta fuels a dangerous mix of environmental devastation, a violent militancy that has killed thousands, human rights abuses, corporate greed and exploitation, epidemic corruption, massive oil theft, sabotage, repression, poverty, anger and despair.

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  • French citizens among eight killed by gunmen in Niger   CNA

    French citizens among eight killed by gunmen in Niger CNA

    Aug 10, 2020018332A source close to Nigers environmental services said the assault took place at around 1130 am 1030 GMT six kilometres four miles east of the town of Koure, which is …

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  • Niger   Humanitarian Data Exchange

    Niger Humanitarian Data Exchange

    disaster risk reduction drr 1 disease ... Niger Environment. World Bank Group ... Niger Energy and Mining. World Bank Group 40 Downloads . Updated August 28, 2020 Dataset date Jan 1, 1960Dec 31, 2019 This dataset updates Every month ...

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  • Environmental Degradation in Oil Producing Areas of Niger

    Environmental Degradation in Oil Producing Areas of Niger

    Due to oil exploration and other human activities in the Niger Delta region, there is evidence of environmental degradation all over the area Oronto, 1998. Environmental degradation is occasioned by consistent flow of industrial waste, oil spills, gas flares, fire disaster, acid rain, flooding erosion, etc., which has led to the pollution of farmlands and fishponds.

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  • Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration and Exploitation

    Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration and Exploitation

    The Niger Delta consist of diverse ecosystems of mangrove swamps, fresh water swamps, rain forest and is the largest wetland in Africa and among the ten most important wetland and marine ecosystems in the world, but due to oil pollution the area is now characterized by contaminated streams and rivers, forest destruction and biodiversity loss in ...

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  • Niger Delta – Environmental   World Of Matter

    Niger Delta – Environmental World Of Matter

    The pollution and environmental degradation of the Niger Delta is striking, particularly in the towns, where the absence of sanitation is evident. ... Affecting the crops, water, and air, this is an environmental disaster for the local people. In the Ogoniland village of Kpean, an oil wellhead that had been leaking for weeks has turned into a ...

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  • Environmental Justice from the Niger Delta to the World

    Environmental Justice from the Niger Delta to the World

    Aug 30, 2001018332Reparations is a crucial issue in the struggle for environmental justice in Nigeria. Many of the ethnic groups in the Niger Delta have drawn up various demands. A key document is the Ogoni Bill of Rights which seeks reparations from Shell for environmental pollution, devastation and ecological degradation of the Ogoni area.

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  • Aid with Blinkers  Environmental Governance of Uranium

    Aid with Blinkers Environmental Governance of Uranium

    Apr 01, 2014018332Uranium mining operations in Niger under the AREVA Group. Data from Salifou 2012. SOPAMIN Soci233t233 du Patrimoine des Mines du Niger, the state agency managing Niger’s shareholding. The Mining Code Code Mini232re stipulates that 30 of shares of each mining operations must be owned by the Nigerien state Government of Niger, 1993

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  • Environmental Degradation in the Niger Delta   Pambazuka …

    Environmental Degradation in the Niger Delta Pambazuka …

    First African Forum on Mining A civil society perspective. Land amp Environment. ... is a strong feeling in the region that the rate of environmental degradation is pushing the region towards ecological disaster.” ... Regional Resources Versus Environmental Conflict in the Niger Delta. 9 Zak Harmon World Bank, Big Oil and the Niger Delta.

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  • Ecocide in the Niger delta   Pambazuka News

    Ecocide in the Niger delta Pambazuka News

    More than 20 years after the executions, there has been little improvement in the Niger Delta, despite the implementation of democracy. The devastation of the environment is continued unimpeded. It is already referred to as an unprecedented ecological disaster. Nigeria’s poorest of the poor live in the Delta region.

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  • Uranium mining in Niger  AREVA responds     Al Jazeera

    Uranium mining in Niger AREVA responds Al Jazeera

    Jan 23, 2014018332The mining companies Somair and Cominak, located at Arlit, in northern Niger, are certified to ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems.

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  • Niger   Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    Niger Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    Aug 10, 2020018332Social conflicts have centered on the environmental impacts of mining, the government take and revenue transfers to local communities. The national EITI has included data on payments by Niger’s refinery, employment by mine and artisanal and smallscale mining to ensure EITI reporting responds to local demands for information.

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  • New Uranium Mining Projects   Niger

    New Uranium Mining Projects Niger

    Mining Permit application filed for Madaou233la uranium mine project On June 30, 2015, GoviEx Uranium Inc. announced that the Mining Permit application for the companys Madaouela Uranium Project in the prolific Arlit uraniummining district of northern Niger has been filed with the Government of Niger. Environmental and Social Impact ...

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  • Beyond Nuclear   Niger

    Beyond Nuclear Niger

    May 25, 2013018332Areva, the French nuclear company, has been mining and milling uranium in Niger for more than 40 years, with dire environmental and health consequences. Now the company has been awarded rights there to the second largest new uranium mine in the world while the Niger government has issued close to 140 additional uranium mine prospecting rights ...

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  • Nigerians angry at oil pollution double standards   CNN com

    Nigerians angry at oil pollution double standards CNN com

    Jun 29, 2010018332Nigerias Niger Delta is one of the most oilpolluted places on the planet with more than 6,800 recorded oil spills, accounting for anywhere from 9 million to 13 million barrels of oil spilled ...

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  • Environmental Degradation  Social Disequilibrium  and the

    Environmental Degradation Social Disequilibrium and the

    May 01, 2004018332Environmental disequilibrium and contingent responsibilities of oil companies and host communities in the NigerDelta. Paper presented at the Health, Safety and Environment HSE Biennial International Conference on the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria, NICON Hilton Hotel, Abuja F.C.T.

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  • The World s Worst Environmental Disasters Caused by …

    The World s Worst Environmental Disasters Caused by …

    The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is one of the worst companycreated environmental disasters in history. Water and wetlands are sullied. People are dead. We’re still waiting on wildlife casualties and strange illnesses. Amazingly, these themes are familiar. As long as mines and factories have existed, they’ve cut corners to save money, sprung leaks, and …

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  • Niger   Humanitarian Data Exchange

    Niger Humanitarian Data Exchange

    disaster risk reduction drr 1 disease ... Niger Environment. World Bank Group ... Niger Energy and Mining. World Bank Group 40 Downloads . Updated August 28, 2020 Dataset date Jan 1, 1960Dec 31, 2019 This dataset updates Every month ...

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  • The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters   ThoughtCo

    The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters ThoughtCo

    Mar 05, 2019018332Welsh Coal Mining Disasters . The Senghenydd Colliery Disaster happened on Oct. 14, 1913, during a period of peak coal output in the United Kingdom. The cause was most likely a methane explosion that ignited coal dust. The death toll was 439, making it the most deadly mine …

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  • Niger capital flooded as death toll rises to 45   Manila

    Niger capital flooded as death toll rises to 45 Manila

    Aug 30, 2020018332Around 25,000 households had been hit by the floods, a statement by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management said. In Niamey, where some areas have been submerged since Tuesday after heavy rainfall caused the Niger river to breach its banks, the river rose again by several centimetres after further heavy rains on Wednesday, an AFP journalist said.

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  • Air Quality  Environmental Impact Assessment  Niger Delta

    Air Quality Environmental Impact Assessment Niger Delta

    Jan 21, 2019018332Air quality studies under fire in the Niger Delta. David Ishmael is an experienced consultant working in Nigeria. He has conducted numerous air quality studies in the oil, mining and manufacturing industries. Using fixed air quality monitoring stations in Nigeria can be very difficult due to the hostility from indigenous communities.

    Read More
  • Brazil s Mining Disaster Worst in History   The Inertia

    Brazil s Mining Disaster Worst in History The Inertia

    Nov 22, 2015018332Mining Catastrophe Leads to “The Worst Environmental Disaster in Brazil’s History” Sunday November 22, 2015

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  • Akpabio inaugurates committee to prepare  reduce impact of

    Akpabio inaugurates committee to prepare reduce impact of

    Sep 02, 2020018332The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has inaugurated an interagency committee to assess and anticipate the impact of flooding and COVID19 in the Niger …

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  • The Environmental Disaster That is the Gold Industry

    The Environmental Disaster That is the Gold Industry

    The Environmental Disaster That is the Gold Industry The mining industry has had a devastating impact on ecosystems worldwide. Is there any hope in sight

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  • Timeline  Ten Major Ecological Disasters

    Timeline Ten Major Ecological Disasters

    Industrial disasters around the world involving multinational corporations, such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, have caused irreparable health, environmental, and economic damages. Such ...

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  • Nigerians angry at oil pollution double standards   CNN com

    Nigerians angry at oil pollution double standards CNN com

    Jun 29, 2010018332Nigerias Niger Delta is one of the most oilpolluted places on the planet with more than 6,800 recorded oil spills, accounting for anywhere from 9 million to 13 million barrels of oil spilled ...

    Read More
  • Uranium in Niger  When a Blessing Becomes a Curse

    Uranium in Niger When a Blessing Becomes a Curse

    International environmental activists have reported that rampant uranium mining in Niger for over 40 years is a case of exploitation in its most devastating manifestation. Uranium mining practices have endangered the health and livelihood of people living in Arlit and Akokan – popularly known as the twin mining towns in Niger.

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  • environmental mining disaster in niger

    environmental mining disaster in niger

    Uranium mining in Niger , AREVA does everything possible to limit the impact of its activities on the environment The mining companies Somair and Cominak, . Talvivaara mine…

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  •  Absolutely shocking   Niger Delta oil spills linked with

    Absolutely shocking Niger Delta oil spills linked with

    Nov 06, 2017018332“It is shocking to consider how many children may have died in the past 50 years – since oil exploration started in Nigeria’s Niger Delta – as a direct result of regular and uncontrolled ...

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  • Environmental Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining in Luku

    Environmental Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining in Luku

    Ogezi, A. E. Tin Mining and Processing Related Environmental impacts and Associated Hazards on the Jos Plateau, North Central Nigeria. Paper presented at the International Conference on Energy, Environment and Disaster, INCEED, North Carolina, USA, July 24th 30th, 2005. In article 31

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  • Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration and …

    Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration and …

    Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration and Exploitation in the Niger Delta of Nigeria . By Kadafa, Adati Ayuba . Universiti Putra Malaysia . Abstract Problem Statement Oil exploration and exploitation has been ongoing for several decades in the Niger Delta. It has had disastrous impacts on the environment in the region and has adversely

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  • Aid with Blinkers  Environmental Governance of Uranium

    Aid with Blinkers Environmental Governance of Uranium

    Apr 01, 2014018332Uranium mining operations in Niger under the AREVA Group. Data from Salifou 2012. SOPAMIN Soci233t233 du Patrimoine des Mines du Niger, the state agency managing Niger’s shareholding. The Mining Code Code Mini232re stipulates that 30 of shares of each mining operations must be owned by the Nigerien state Government of Niger, 1993

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  • Who profits from gold mining in Niger    Equal Times

    Who profits from gold mining in Niger Equal Times

    “Nowadays, Niger has become a desert,” said Sory Boubacar of the Conf233d233ration Nig233rienne du Travail CNT at a press conference on artisanal mining organised by the civil society group R233seau des Organisations pour la transparence et lanalyse budg233taire ROTAB, the Belgian trade union confederation ABVCSC and CNT. “Food shortages and even famines are no longer an extraordinary ...

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  • Extracting a disaster   Environment   The Guardian

    Extracting a disaster Environment The Guardian

    Dec 05, 2008018332The increased sourcing of raw uranium that will arise from nuclear new build is an ethical and environmental nightmare currently being ignored by the government. ... in the case of the Nigers ...

    Read More
  • The World s Worst Environmental Disasters Caused by …

    The World s Worst Environmental Disasters Caused by …

    The ongoing disaster at the Niger Delta, the US’s fifthbiggest source of oil, almost makes the current Gulf disaster look innocent. There have been 7,000 oil spills there between 19702000, according to the BBC. That’s roughly 300 spills per year, writes Newsdesk, and “over 13 million barrels of oil.

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