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  • The environmental impact of cobalt mining The

    2018-2-28 · These cobalt-laden chunks of rock leave the country destined for refineries in Europe and China, where they enter the complex supply chains of some of the

    [PDF] Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in

    Distributional impact of corporate extraction and (un)authorised clandestine mining at and around large-scale copper- and cobalt-mining sites in DR Congo. Sarah Katz-Lavigne. Business. 2020. 2. Research Feed. Investigating the Potential of Radar Interferometry for Monitoring Rural Artisanal Cobalt Mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga

    2011-11-28 · Artisanal cobalt mining also causes several negative impacts for local communities of the Copperbelt, especially resulting from soil, air and water pollution: According to Banza et al. (2009), populations living in a radius of 10 km from mine-related activities showed higher urinary concentrations of Co, Pb, Cd and U than those of a control population.

    The toll of the cobalt mining industry on health and

    2018-3-6 · Inhalation of cobalt particles can cause respiratory sensitization, asthma, decreased pulmonary function and shortness of breath, the CDC says. The health

    Life cycle assessment of cobalt extraction process

    2019-8-1 · Particles emitted during cobalt mining consists radioactive emissions, cancer-causing particles, and particles which may cause vision problems, vomiting and nausea, heart problems, and Thyroid damage. Cobalt is an important gamma-ray source which is used as a radio therapeutic agent for cancer treatment (Baskar, Lee, Yeo, & Yeoh, 2012).

    Assessing impacts of responsible sourcing initiatives

    Impacts of two initiatives on cobalt artisanal mining in the DRC are assessed against responsible sourcing and sustainability standards.

    The Transition to Green Energy Has Dirty Side Effects

    2020-6-18 · In the last few years, cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has trickled into the public consciousness, beginning with a 2016 Amnesty

    Cobalt and Lithium Two Demons That Will Haunt

    2021-1-3 · Environmental Impact of Cobalt Mining Cobalt — found mostly (60%) in the Democratic Republic of Congo — is used in most lithium-ion batteries to boost its

    Cobalt mining in the DRC: the dark side of a clean future

    2019-6-3 · Why? Because the DRC, a nation the size of western Europe, mines 60 per cent of the world’s cobalt of which 20 per cent is extracted from the same unregulated small-scale mines where Yanick risked life and limb, all for less than $2 a day. Secondly, demand for cobalt is set to increase.

    Hidden costs of cobalt mining in DR Congo --

    2018-9-20 · Cobalt mining comes at a great cost to public health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. New research reveals that children are particularly vulnerable: their urine and

    The Transition to Green Energy Has Dirty Side Effects

    2020-6-18 · In the last few years, cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has trickled into the public consciousness, beginning with a 2016 Amnesty International report that revealed child

    Assessing impacts of responsible sourcing initiatives

    Impacts of two initiatives on cobalt artisanal mining in the DRC are assessed against responsible sourcing and sustainability standards. • The initiatives have positive impacts, e.g. in terms of child labour reduction and improved occupational safety.

    Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga

    Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo 3 Despite these negative aspects, many miners find satisfaction in their job, mostly due to the rapid cash turn-over, a higher remuneration range than that assigned to average workers of the informal sector, and their urban lifestyle. Of course, they might prefer better working conditions, within legal and

    FACT SHEET: Battery Minerals for the Clean Energy

    2021-4-28 · Impacts of cobalt mining. The majority of global cobalt production is concentrated in two southern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo: Lualaba and Haut-Katanga. Industrial-scale copper-cobalt mines operated by a mix of state-owned, Chinese and multinational companies account for 80% of Congolese cobalt production.

    (PDF) Assessing impacts of responsible sourcing

    Specifically, the study examines the implementation of the Mutoshi Cobalt Pilot (MCP) and Better Mining at the Kasulo site, both in Lualaba province. severe social impacts in the DRC mining

    Understanding the impact of deep-sea mining MIT

    2019-12-5 · Currently, nickel and cobalt are extracted through land-based mining operations. Much of this mining occurs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which produces 60 percent of the world’s cobalt. These land-based mines often impact surrounding environments through the destruction of habitats, erosion, and soil and water contamination.

    Cobalt mining in the DRC: the dark side of a clean future

    Yanick Kalumbu Tshiwengu, a former child miner from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is lucky to be alive. When he was just 11 years old, Yanick went to Kolwezi to mine cobalt. Every day he descended several metres underground into makeshift tunnels and perilous shafts dug out by the miners, never knowing if he would see daylight and his family again.

    Cobalt is critical to the renewable energy transition.

    2020-5-14 · Another avenue being explored to reduce adverse impacts of cobalt extraction is improved recycling, which would reduce the need for mining in the first place. In February 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy invested in a pilot plant called the ReCell Center to explore cost-effective ways to reclaim the lithium and cobalt from lithium ion batteries.

    How the race for cobalt risks turning it from miracle

    2019-12-18 · It is a similar story at Madagascar’s biggest foreign investment project the $8bn (£5.9bn) Ambatovy nickel and cobalt mining complex near Toamasina, which has been blamed for air and water

    Appendix 2: Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining

    2018-9-21 · The key direct impact of mining on forest ecosystems is the removal of vegetation and canopy cover. Indirect impacts include road-building and pipeline development, which may result in habitat fragmentation and increased access to remote areas. While larger intact forest ecosystems may withstand the impacts of mining and oil development,

    Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga

    Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo 3 Despite these negative aspects, many miners find satisfaction in their job, mostly due to the rapid cash turn-over, a higher remuneration range than that assigned to average workers of the informal sector, and their urban lifestyle. Of course, they might prefer better working conditions, within legal and

    (PDF) Assessing impacts of responsible sourcing

    Specifically, the study examines the implementation of the Mutoshi Cobalt Pilot (MCP) and Better Mining at the Kasulo site, both in Lualaba province. severe social impacts in the DRC mining

    Hidden costs of cobalt mining in DR Congo --

    2018-9-20 · Cobalt mining comes at a great cost to public health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. New research reveals that children are particularly vulnerable: their urine and

    Understanding the impact of deep-sea mining MIT

    2019-12-5 · Currently, nickel and cobalt are extracted through land-based mining operations. Much of this mining occurs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which produces 60 percent of the world’s cobalt. These land-based mines often impact surrounding environments through the destruction of habitats, erosion, and soil and water contamination.

    NICKEL AND COBALT Clean TeQ

    2021-3-9 · mining companies to manage supply and reputational risk However, metal price volatility represents a far larger risk for carmakers –the size of this exposure is not well understood For example, a move in nickel and cobalt prices back to their historic highs will add ~$35/kWh to

    Mining’s Impacts on Forests Chatham House

    2020-10-14 · While mining is not always a primary direct driver of deforestation and forest degradation, its indirect and cumulative forest impacts can be significant. Up to one-third of the world’s forests may already be affected by mining, with regions such as the Amazon, the Congo Basin and Southeast Asia at

    How the race for cobalt risks turning it from miracle

    2019-12-18 · It is a similar story at Madagascar’s biggest foreign investment project the $8bn (£5.9bn) Ambatovy nickel and cobalt mining complex near Toamasina, which has been blamed for air and water

    Deep-Sea Mining: Process, Regulations, and Impact

    2021-4-29 · Mining of cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts: Cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts are high in metals such as cobalt, manganese and nickel. These crusts

    Appendix 2: Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining

    2018-9-21 · The key direct impact of mining on forest ecosystems is the removal of vegetation and canopy cover. Indirect impacts include road-building and pipeline development, which may result in habitat fragmentation and increased access to remote areas. While larger intact forest ecosystems may withstand the impacts of mining and oil development,

    The dirty secret of electric vehicles World Economic

    2021-5-7 · More than half the world’s cobalt comes from southern DRC, much of it from artisanal mines that produce 20% of the country’s output. Artisanal miners as young as seven were seen by researchers who visited nine sites including deep mines dug by hand using basic tools. Miners, the youngest of whom were earning as little as $1 a day, reported

    Scientists Warn of Wide Impacts on Midwaters

    2020-7-8 · Interest in deep-sea mining for copper, cobalt, zinc, manganese and other valuable metals has grown substantially in the last decade, and mining is anticipated to begin soon in some areas. But a new study argues that deep-sea mining poses significant risks not only to the area immediately surrounding mining, but also to the water hundreds to thousands of feet above the seafloor,

    Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga

    Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo 29 In camps, there is very little effort made to provide sanitation. No latrines are constructed, drink water quality is poor, and human waste management is usually ad hoc.Alcohol, narcotics and prostitution are common (PACT 2010). As a consequence, the general state of health among miners’ communities is bad

    Artisanal Cobalt Mining in the Democratic Republic of

    2021-4-20 · Big companies that need cobalt for their products should buy cobalt from mines that follow Congo’s Mining Code. This change can put pressure on artisanal mines to follow the mining code for the benefit of the people working in the mines.

    Hidden costs of cobalt mining in DR Congo --

    2018-9-20 · Cobalt mining comes at a great cost to public health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. New research reveals that children are particularly vulnerable: their urine and

    Mining’s Impacts on Forests Chatham House

    2020-10-14 · While mining is not always a primary direct driver of deforestation and forest degradation, its indirect and cumulative forest impacts can be significant. Up to one-third of the world’s forests may already be affected by mining, with regions such as the Amazon, the Congo Basin and Southeast Asia at

    NICKEL AND COBALT Clean TeQ

    2021-3-9 · mining companies to manage supply and reputational risk However, metal price volatility represents a far larger risk for carmakers –the size of this exposure is not well understood For example, a move in nickel and cobalt prices back to their historic highs will add ~$35/kWh to

    Deep-Sea Mining: How to Balance Need for Metals

    2020-8-31 · He points to sometimes deadly health impacts on workers and to child-labor violations, both of which are often associated with terrestrial mining of minerals such as cobalt. With deep-sea mining

    Positive and Negative Effects of Mining Positive

    2018-6-5 · Mankind started mining for precious metals between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago. For the last century, mining has been one of our planet’s largest industries (it generated 683 billion dollars in revenue in 2018 alone). This only underscores the fact that our desire for precious metals and minerals has grown exponentially since we first started digging through the topsoil to get at raw and

    How Canada's Mining Sector Impacts the Economy

    2018-8-13 · A mining company’s past projects and funding strength are interlinked, and can provide clues as to its potential success. A good track record can provide better opportunities to raise capital, but the company must still ensure it times its financing with the market, protects its shareholders, and demonstrates value creation from the funding it receives.

    The dirty secret of electric vehicles World Economic

    2021-5-7 · More than half the world’s cobalt comes from southern DRC, much of it from artisanal mines that produce 20% of the country’s output. Artisanal miners as young as seven were seen by researchers who visited nine sites including deep mines dug by hand using basic tools. Miners, the youngest of whom were earning as little as $1 a day, reported