MINING RELATED ARSENIC PROBLEMS IN GHANA

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Kofi Bempah, Crentsil;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Association for Promotion of Holistic Approach to Environment
  • Journal: The holistic approach to environment,volume 5,issue 2 (eissn: 1848-0071)
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  • Subject: mining; arsenic; environment; gold deposits; heavy metals; Ghana

Ghana is Africa's second-largest gold producing country after South Africa. Most mining areas particularly in Ashanti Region (Obuasi) and Western Region (Tarkwa), until the introduction of the bio-oxidation (BIOX) technology of extracting gold, the processing of the ore... View more
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    [4] Griffis, R.J., Barning, K., Agezo, F.L., Akosah, F.K. (2002): Gold deposits of Ghana. Minerals Commission of Ghana, Accra.

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