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  • Potential ecological and human health risks of heavy
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    ecological risk and health impact due to metal-mining ac- tivities and operations specifically in active and aban- doned iron ore mines have not been investigated in this...

  • Worker Health Study Summaries
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    Because of its size we may have missed some other illnesses connected to mining in this group Risks for death were lower in general among non-white miners than white miners Lung Cancer The risk for lung cancer was 3 times greater than normal in non-white miners about 10 expected 34 seen...

  • Airway inflammation in iron ore miners exposed to dust and
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    The aim of the present study was to investigate if underground miners exposed to dust and diesel exhaust in an iron ore mine would show signs of airway inflammation as reflected in induced sputum In total 22 miners were studied once after a holiday of at least 2 weeks and the second time after 3 months of regular work Control subjects were 21 white-collar workers...

  • Contamination Risks Associated with In situ
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    Apr 24 2018 0183 32 Because open-pit mining has contaminated aquifers in the past there is the possibility that ISR mining will as well especially since it is interacting with the aquifer directly If pressure is not stabilized during mining the soluble uranium in the confined aquifer can travel up the borehole into the overlaying unconfined aquifer...

  • Health Hazards of Mining and Quarrying
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    The principal airborne hazards in the mining industry include several types of particulates naturally occurring gases engine exhaust and some chemical vapours the principal physical hazards are noise segmental vibration heat changes in barometric pressure and ionizing radiation These occur in varying combinations depending on the mine or quarry its depth the composition of the ore and...

  • Mine dust and you
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    People living near mine sites often ask about the effects of dust emissions in the air as a result of mining activiti This fact sheet has been prepared to explain the type of dust that is generated from mine sites and the potential risks from mine dust to health...

  • Miners Face Health Risks Even on Good Days Live Science
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    Aug 26 2010 0183 32 Listed as the most dangerous industry for workers until 2001 mining is now outranked by industrial fishing roofing and aircraft-related occupations...

  • Infrared detection of ore variability that influences the
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    of lightweight filter aids consists of open-pit mining par-ticle size reduction comminution and sizing and thermal expansion In this last step the ore is thermally treated at temperatures between 800 and 1100 C causing expansion up to twenty times the original particle size Blunt 1994 Shackley and Allen 1992 Stein and Murdock 1955...

  • Karara Mining
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    With an expected life of 30 years it will underpin a long-term iron ore business and provide sustainable benefits to the regional community where we operate The operation includes a large open pit mine complex ore processing and beneficiation plant and significant infrastructure and logistics networks...

  • Surface Mining Methods and Equipment
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    effective for small-scale operations Most bauxite iron and copper ore is mined by open pit techniques lead and zinc ore are principally extracted by underground mining methods and precious metals particularly gold and most notably in the USA and Australia tend to be recovered in recent years from low-grade deposits by surface mining...

  • Introduction AbandonedMines
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    Abandoned mine lands AMLs present serious threats to human health and the environment Addressing AML impacts is becoming increasingly important due to increased exposure to people and risks of accidents injuries and tort claims There are estimates of as many as 500 000 abandoned mines in our nation...

  • Environmental Risks of Mining
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    Open pit mining Open pit mining where material is excavated from an open pit is one of the most common forms of mining for strategic minerals This type of mining is particularly damaging to the environment because strategic minerals are often only available in small concentrations which increases the amount of ore needed to be mined...

  • Mine Dust Management Plan
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    Iron Ore Company of Canada Health Safety Environment CR-H-E-PRO Mine Dust Management Plan Version 2 This document is uncontrolled if printed Refer to document management system for most up to date version Page 3 of 6 Mining Operations Superintendent or delegate shall deploy calcium truck if...

  • Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup
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    EPA 910-B-00-001 Region 8 Denver CO Region 9 San Francisco CA Region 10 Seattle WA August 2000 ABANDONED MINE SITE CHARACTERIZATION and CLEANUP HANDBOOK...

  • Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment
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    Nov 26 2015 0183 32 The South African government is committed to controlling the hazards of mining However there are a number of issues concerning management of the hazards and risks in South African min Health and safety in mines in South Africa is regulated by the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 and the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations...

  • Chemicals Used in Mining
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    Nov 02 2020 0183 32 Chemicals used in mining and processing minerals contaminate the land water and air causing health problems for workers and people living near min Toxic chemicals used in mining include cyanide sulfuric acid and solvents for separating minerals from ore nitric acid ammonium nitrate and fuel oil ANFO used in blasting tunnels...

  • Solutions to Mining Industry Risk Challenges
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    The very nature of mining natural resources means that many businesses will have operations in some of the most remote and inhospitable areas in the world and very often coupled with a high susceptibility to natural catastrophe In addition to the traditional risk factors the mining industry now faces an even wider range of challeng...

  • Analysis of Whole
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    Jan 01 2015 0183 32 Analysis of Whole-Body Vibration Exposure of Drill Machine Operators in Open Pit Iron Ore Mines 054 Get rights and content Under a Creative Commons license open access Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate health risks of blast-hole drill operators exposed to whole-body vibration WBV based on ISO standard 2631-1...

  • health risks of iron ore open pit mining
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    health risks of iron ore open pit mining types of mining processes are underground mining and open-pit mining surface mining or open cast mining Probability of air pollution is high in case of open cast mining compared to underground mining Present study carried out in open cast iron ore mining Main pollutants emit from iron ore mine are particulate matter PM 2 5 PM10 NO x SO...

  • Health Problems from Mining
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    Nov 02 2020 0183 32 The government and the mining companies knew the dangers of uranium mining but the miners and their families had to find out about the dangers on their own Dineh miners died young from the harmful effects of radiation Many women had miscarriages or had children with birth defects and other health problems...

  • Kami Iron Ore Project
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    Alderon Iron Ore Corp Alderon or the Proponent proposes to construct and operate the Kami Iron Ore Project Kami or the Project consisting of an open pit iron ore mine and associated infrastructure in western Labrador and a concentrate storage and load-out facility at the Pointe-Noire Terminal in the Port of Sept-Îles Québec...

  • MINING AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN ZAMBIA MEETING REPORT
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    emeralds gold uranium nickel coal and iron ore Minig takes place in a spectrum if large small and artisanal min Open pit mining and stripping is done by removing soil and vegetation from the surface to access the ore Explosives are often used widely spreading chemicals and dust including into...

  • Climate risk and decarbonization What every mining CEO
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    dams At one open-pit coal mine we observed 10 percent annual production losses from wet weather Flooding affects some commodities more than others based on their location in our analysis iron ore and zinc are the most exposed to extremely high flood occurrence at 50 percent and 40 percent of global volume respectively 6...

  • PDF Defining Safety Hazards Risks in Mining Industry
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    Feb 27 2018 0183 32 Open Access Quarterly number of safety and health risks to the workers From the study carried out in the iron ore and coal mine and the risk...

  • Health Hazards from Mining in Butte Montana
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    In 1955 high copper prices drove Anaconda Copper Mining Company to open a new pit mines including the Berkeley Pit Pumps had to be used to dewater the mines but on April 23 1982 Atlantic Richfield Company ARCO suspended mining in the Berkeley Pit and the pumps were shut down The pit filled back up with 40 billion gallons of acidic water...

  • Rare earth mining in China the bleak social and
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    Mar 20 2014 0183 32 Its largest open-pit mine is 1 000 metres deep and spans 48 sq km in satellite images by Nasa released in 2012 it appears as one of many massive black craters dwarfing a sprawl of...

  • Appendix 2 Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining
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    to fossil fuels coal and metal mining Matthews et al 2000 107 The amount of waste produced depends on the type of mineral extracted as well as the size of the mine Gold and silver are among the most wasteful metals with more than 99 percent of ore extracted ending up as waste By contrast iron mining is less wasteful with...

  • Potential Ecological and Human Health Risks of Heavy
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    Europe The copper-smelting plant together with the three mines Open Pit Bor Open Pit Veliki Krivelj and Open Pit Cerovo constitute RTB Bor which pose serious threats to environmental health for this region and Serbia via airborne pollutants discharged mine effluents waste rock impoundments and seepage from tailings 8 10...

  • WORLD BANK GROUP Environmental Health and Safety
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    levels is protective of human health and the environment Applicability The EHS Guidelines for Mining are applicable to underground and open-pit mining alluvial mining solution mining and marine dredging Extraction of raw materials for construction products are addressed in the EHS Guidelines for Construction Materials Extraction...

  • Occupational Safety and Health in Mining
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    Safety and health in mining in Canada coal mining metal ore mining non- metallic mineral mining and quarrying oil and gas extraction and support activities for mining Oil and gas extraction is not considered in this anthology iron ore and gold more than 70 of the production of these four minerals come from the 16...

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