pollution in phalaborwa copper mine

  • The application of bio indicators for the assessment of air pollution

    to be free from anthropogenic pollution The other set of samples were taken in 39 39 a high risk 39 39 zone of the KNP in relation to the potential for airborne copper pollution from the Phalaborwa copper smelter and mine as has been reported elsewhere 18 Experimental Samples and samples preparation All samples were taken nbsp

  • Transforming the Ndlovu Node Archiprix

    The proposed project highlights the need for a circular economy one in which the flow of material produces no waste and or pollution The decommissioned copper and phosphate mine is located south of the town of Phalaborwa in the Limpopo Province of South Africa The mining activities have left an enormous scar on nbsp

  • palabora mining company the sustainable development iied iied

    Palabora Mining Company Limited Palabora operates an integrated open pit mine concentrator smelter and Closure of the mine would mean that copper would have had to be imported having a negative effect on the the effects of emissions dust and water pollution as well as an on site wild life management nbsp

  • Reliable Mine Water Technology International Mine Water

    In South Africa mining pollution has histori cally been a major source of degradation of many decades of mine history KeywordsOlifants River Catchment Area mine pollution pollution hotspot pollution influence area pollution atlas and in the Phalaborwa Carbonatite copper and phosphate mine area Groundwater nbsp

  • Rio Tinto Corporate Rap Sheet Corporate Research Project

    Rio Tinto 39 s Palabora copper mine in South Africa has had a negative environmental impact on flora and fauna in the adjacent Kruger National Park A 2004 scientific study notes that in parts of the park copper dust from the mine can be found in the topsoil and on the bark and leaves of trees An earlier study found that nbsp

  • Rio Tinto Copper Mine Palabora South Africa Mining Technology

    Located 360km north east of Pretoria close to the Kruger National Park Palabora is South Africa 39 s leading copper producer and is also a major source of vermiculite and baddeleyite zirconium oxide The majority shareholders in Palabora Mining Co are Rio Tinto plc 57 7 and Anglo American Open pit mining nbsp

  • Palabora Mining Company Mining Africa

    28 Sep 2016 Palabora Mining Company information including copper mining company management history and objectives PMC therefore has plans for the responsible consumption of natural resources the prevention of pollution and the restoration of the environment for land use The firm regularly updates its nbsp

  • Has monitoring failed the Olifants River Mpumalanga Water

    5 Oct 2009 mately weekly to monthly intervals over time despite evidence for increasing and problematic levels of pollution At the mine outside Phalaborwa just upstream from the confluence of the Ga Selati River and the Olifants River Levels of copper sulphate highly toxic to aquatic species should be urgently nbsp


    I declare that An assessment of heavy metal pollution near an old copper mine dump in Musina South This study revealed that heavy metal pollution in soil from the abandoned Cu mine in Musina is a threat to the Modikwa platinum mines and the copper and phosphate operations at Phalaborwa These deposits nbsp

  • Environmental Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment in the Mining

    FDI and its environmental impacts in the mining sector in selected Sub Saharan African countries Key environmental issues at Palabora are air pollution water management land disturbance and radiation In 1999 As far as physical environmental impacts of copper mining are concerned air and water pollution pose

  • Mark Surmon Professional Profile LinkedIn

    Mark 39 s experience includes Palabora Copper in SHEQ Palabora Copper and Palabora Mining Company Mark attended Copper toxicity study on wildlife and cattle in surrounding areas Phalaborwa Hyperspectral Remote sensing project to identify pollution plumes contaminated hotspots Worked with Wits to facilitate nbsp

  • Radar satellite service checks stability of Africa 39 s largest artificial

    3 Jan 2006 The Palabora copper mine was excavated open cast for 38 years the end result is easily visible from space a yawning pit approaching 2000 metres in diameter and 762 metres deep more than 230 metres beneath sea level In 2002 owner Rio Tinto declared the pit 39 s depth meant surface extraction was nbsp

  • Palabora Copper Pty Limited Jobs and Vacancies Careers24

    Palabora Copper Pty Limited a subsidiary of Palabora Mining Company Ltd is a copper mine that also operates a smelter and refinery complex based in the town of Phalaborwa in South Africa 39 s Limpopo Province The mine owes its origins to a unique rock formation in the region known as the Palabora Igneous Complex

  • Topic Phalaborwa Mining Weekly

    Mining company in hot water over pollution The dam owned by Phalaborwa based mining company Bosveld Phosphates overflowed in → By Megan van Wyngaardt 3rd December 2012 JSE listed copper miner Palabora Mining reported on Monday that it was continuing with efforts to reduce operating costs and nbsp

  • Environment Palabora Mining Company Ltd

    Additionally we are working diligently to minimise the effects of our operations on the environment such as our sulphur dioxide emissions greenhouse gases dust and water pollution through ongoing operational efficiency improvements the maintenance of ageing equipment and advances in our logistics management

  • Rio Tinto in Africa IndustriALL Global Union

    mining sector and manufacturing sectors means that IndustriALL covers many of the world 39 s largest and most profitable Although Rio Tinto has confirmed to the market its intention to dispose of the Palabora copper mining operation in South Mining operation have heard about pollution complaints from communities

  • copper toxicity in ruminants air pollution as a Semantic Scholar

    Copper toxicity in ruminants air pollution as a possible cause Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 58 33 39 1991 Pathological findings and liver Of those shot 5 were shot as controls at Skukuza designated area E which is situated more than 100 km from the mine A further 6 were shot at Phalaborwa

  • Rio Tinto A Shameful History of Human and Labour Rights Abuses

    20 Apr 2010 In Apartheid era South Africa Rio Tinto 39 s Palabora copper mine underpaid its migrant black labour force failing to reach even the minimum wage set by the South The pollution reportedly was so extensive residents of the island were exposed to toxic chemicals that have caused death and or illness 10

  • An assessment of the foliar heavy metal contamination CiteSeerX

    leaf and leaf litter samples collected in two areas at the Rio Tinto Palabora Mining Company The elemental 51 samples were from the main copper tailings seepage area and 10 were leaf litter samples Elemental stated that the environmental Cu pollution and poisoning was associated with the smelting operations at nbsp

  • Environmental policy Palabora Mining Company

    municipal district Palabora Mining Company mines and produces Copper Vermiculite and other by products from an underground and open pit mine Environmental Policy Palabora Mining Company is committed to the prevention of pollution complying with relevant environmental law and to continually improve its nbsp

  • Optimising Mine Pollution Control Measures SRK Consulting

    SRK News Issue 55 Mine Water Management Sheila Imrie Principal Scientist Simon Lorentz Principal Hydrologist Palabora Copper PC operated an open pit to recover copper ore and secondary metals from 1964 until 2002 and has since mined the ore by underground block caving Portions of the mine complex nbsp

  • An aerial view of South Africa 39 s only producer of refined copper the

    An aerial view of South Africa 39 s only producer of refined copper the Palabora Copper mine smelter and refinery complex is based in the town of Phalaborwa in Limpopo Province in northeastern Transvaal Now owned by a group of South African and Chinese companies Palabora has been in operation since 1956 and nbsp

  • Background Report Environmental Health Research Network

    31 Aug 2012 Communities living near the Olifants River face environmental pollution risks and their health may be threatened Sound Large scale monitoring is underway to characterise water pollution in this intense mining possible copper sulphate levels in the Olifants River near Phalaborwa due to activities at

  • Operational ethos Palabora Mining Company Ltd

    This includes the reasonable prevention of pollution where activities are performed and the restoration of the environment to acceptable levels of land use and sustainable biodiversity when disturbance cannot be avoided The company maintains a plan for eventual closure of Palabora 39 s mining operation including the nbsp

  • chapter one ULSpace Home University of Limpopo

    diamond mines copper mines and phosphate mines experiences a similar problem There are four mines within the Ba Phalaborwa Local Municipality namely PMC Phalaborwa Mining Company BOSVELD FOSKOR and JCI Gravelotte In the past these mines were economically active and they each had many nbsp