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Environment Departments admit to acid water slip-up

Written By: Website Admin | Published: August-28-2015 | Category: MINING
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There are no environmental checks on Gauteng's emergency response to the mine drainage crisis, as polluted water seeps into rivers and land. ...

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Nuclearisation of Africa

Website Admin August-22-2015

Uranium mining can have detrimental effects on the health of the miners and their families. An interdisciplinary team of doctors and scientists will report on this and on efforts of the nuclear i...

Comment: Sedibelo Platinum Mine

Website Admin July-19-2015

The Applicant is Itereleng Bakgatla Mineral Resources (Pty) Ltd (Ibmr), now Pilanesberg Platinum Mine (PPM). On the 13th of February 2014, ministerial consent was granted in terms of Section 11 o...

Radioactive city: how Johannesburg’s townships are paying for its mining past

Website Admin July-10-2015

Much of the waste from 600 abandoned mines around South Africa’s largest city is piled high next to residential communities – most of which are poor and black ...

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Proposed Plant Expansion Project for the Pilanesberg Platinum Mine (Pty) Ltd


In April 2015 we were informed of the EIA/EMP report for the proposed changes to surface infrastructure at Pilanesberg Platinum Mine (DREAD ...

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Comment: Sedibelo Platinum Mine


The Applicant is Itereleng Bakgatla Mineral Resources (Pty) Ltd (Ibmr), now Pilanesberg Platinum Mine (PPM). On the 13th of February 2014, m...

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Water Sector - leadership group meeting


Ms Margaret-Ann Diedricks Director General of the Department of Water and Sanitation presented the strategic objectives for the coming ...

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FSE Comment on Joburg SDF


Academics and the FSE consider residential townships, edible crop production and livestock grazing to be high risk land-uses for tailings st...

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Comment on Water Strategy


While mining is an important contributor to the SA economy it is has the potential for significant negative impacts on the environment. ...

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Comment on Water Strategy


While mining is an important contributor to the SA economy it is has the potential for significant negative impacts on the environment. ...

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RESEARCH / REPORTS

Comment: Sibanye Gold Tailing Re-treatment Project


The Federation for a Sustainable Environment’s (FSE) position on the re-mining and consolidation of  poorly managed, poorly constructed...

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2014 Annual Report


While the FSE recognises the importance of mining in South Africa, it is also sober to the fact that mining has the potential for significan...

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January 2015 Report


The Federation for a Sustainable Environment continues to engage on Pilansberg issues, including sense of place, water, compliance, mining, ...

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Current reclamation of historical uraniferous tailings dams and sand dumps


Gold mines produced more than 270 tailings storage facilities and the rehabilitation of these facilities can be complex and the results misl...

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July 2014 Report


Report on the activities and engagements of the FSE for the month of July 2014.  ...

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June 2014 Report


A list of activities and engagements for the Federation for a Sustainable Environment in the month of June 2014.   ...

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Mining and Water

"Waste from gold mines constitutes the largest single source of waste and pollution in South Africa… Acid mine drainage may continue for many years after mines are closed and tailings dams decommissioned"

-Mariette Liefferink

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