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Responsible Mining of Cobalt Cobalt Institute

Responsible Mining of Cobalt Cobalt Institute

Responsible Mining of Cobalt The need for responsible mining practices is not new and has for many years been at the top of the agenda for many large-scale mining companies (LSM), and since the late 1990’s this has been approached collectively by the LSM in order to help improve public awareness, address concern for the environment and ...

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PDF Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga

PDF Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga

Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo @inproceedings{Tsurukawa2011SocialIO, title={Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo}, author={Nicolas Tsurukawa and …

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Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo

Sep 14, 2018 The adverse environmental and human impacts of small-scale and artisanal mining have been studied almost exclusively for gold mining, usually with a …

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Understanding the impact of deep sea mining MIT News

Understanding the impact of deep sea mining MIT News

Dec 05, 2019 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.

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The Transition to Green Energy Has Dirty Side Effects for

The Transition to Green Energy Has Dirty Side Effects for

Jun 18, 2020 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 ...

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

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.

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Hidden costs of cobalt mining in DR Congo ScienceDaily

Hidden costs of cobalt mining in DR Congo ScienceDaily

Sep 20, 2018 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 …

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Opposition To U.S. Mineral Mining Could Derail The Green

Opposition To U.S. Mineral Mining Could Derail The Green

Apr 26, 2021 Cobalt is typically obtained as a by-product from the refining process related to nickel mining. Traditionally, nickel has been most commonly obtained as …

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Cobalt Lawsuit Against Tech Giants Over Child Labour A

Cobalt Lawsuit Against Tech Giants Over Child Labour A

Dec 18, 2019 The shocking state of child labourers mining for cobalt in Africa has been thrust into the global spotlight after tech giants Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tesla and Dell were sued this week for their ...

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The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery

The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery

Aug 05, 2018 The delta is mostly dry due to the effects of lithium mining, which is heavily reliant on water for its shallow artificial salt-pans, or solar evaporation ponds, in which saline solutions are left ...

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Cobalt NIOSH CDC

Cobalt NIOSH CDC

Cobalt (Co) is a hard, gray metal that occurs naturally. It is found in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals, including people. It can harm the eyes, skin, heart, and lungs. Exposure to cobalt may cause cancer. Workers may be harmed from exposure to cobalt and cobalt-containing products. The level of harm depends upon the dose, duration, and work being done.

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Unit 2 Reading Lithium and Cobalt Mining Carleton College

Unit 2 Reading Lithium and Cobalt Mining Carleton College

Aug 27, 2014 Cobalt: An Example of More Conventional Metal Mining in Idaho. Note: Most cobalt mining happens in Africa. There is an example of how to use the Unit 2 concept map dealing with cobalt and the wars in Congo. The mining example below deals with historic and proposed mines in the United States. The Blackbird Mine in Idaho

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Appendix 2 Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining

Appendix 2 Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining

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,

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The Detrimental Effects of Deep Sea Mining on Marine

The Detrimental Effects of Deep Sea Mining on Marine

Jun 04, 2021 Cobalt is one of the major minerals extracted through deep-sea mining and is one of the most expensive and critical metals for lithium-ion batteries. Many companies, including Tesla, intend to cut down on the use of cobalt batteries and use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries instead.

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The high human cost of cobalt mining in the Democratic

The high human cost of cobalt mining in the Democratic

Jan 07, 2019 The high human cost of cobalt mining. From its use as a coloring pigment in ceramics in Ancient Egypt to its discovery as a key ingredient in much of our modern technology, the mineral cobalt has a long history. Even though this brittle, silvery-blue metal is in wide use across our modern society, it’s likely the last time any of us gave it ...

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Idaho Cobalt Project eCobalt's primary cobalt project in

Idaho Cobalt Project eCobalt's primary cobalt project in

The Ram deposit of the ICP is estimated to contain 3.66Mt of proven and probable reserves grading 0.47% cobalt, 0.68% copper, and 0.016oz of gold. It is estimated to contain 34.5Mlb of cobalt, 49.76Mlb of copper and 53,286oz of gold. Mining and processing of ore at the cobalt mine. Ore will be mined using underground mining methods.

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Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo

Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo

Mar 05, 2018 Children mining cobalt for batteries in Congo... 05:56. A CBS News investigation has found child labor being used in the dangerous mining of cobalt …

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The Environmental Impact of Lithium Batteries IER

The Environmental Impact of Lithium Batteries IER

Nov 12, 2020 The Environmental Impact of Lithium Batteries. By IER. During the Obama-Biden administration, hydraulic fracturing was accused of causing a number of environmental problems—faucets on fire, contamination of drinking water, etc.—but the administration’s own Environmental Protection Agency could not validate those accusations .

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Move to net zero 'inevitably means more mining' BBC News

Move to net zero 'inevitably means more mining' BBC News

May 24, 2021 New mining initiatives are often met with resistance because of the negative impacts they can have on the wider environment and on health. ...

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Is your phone tainted by the misery of the 35 000 children

Is your phone tainted by the misery of the 35 000 children

Oct 12, 2018 Cobalt mining site near Kasulo. Photograph: Siddharth Kara. While market prices of cobalt have spiked 300% in the past two years, none of that increase makes its …

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Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga

Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga

Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo 1 Executive summary The Demorati Repuli of ongo is the worlds leading produer of oalt, a ommodity of whih the demand has tripled during the last decade. In 2010, cobalt from Katanga Provice ensured half of the global cobalt primary production.

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The High Human Cost of Cobalt Mining FreedomUnited.org

The High Human Cost of Cobalt Mining FreedomUnited.org

Jan 08, 2019 Amnesty International documented child labor in cobalt mines in both 2016 and 2017, citing a lack of due diligence between artisanal mining operations in the DRC and their sale on the global market. Still, there are promising alternatives to procuring cobalt mined through child labor: recycling cobalt, using blockchain tracking, and developing ...

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How the race for cobalt risks turning it from miracle

How the race for cobalt risks turning it from miracle

Dec 18, 2019 It is a similar story at Madagascar’s biggest foreign investment project – the $8bn ( 5.9bn) Ambatovy nickel and cobalt mining complex near …

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Cobalt mining in Africa Mining Africa

Cobalt mining in Africa Mining Africa

In 1864 cobalt ore was discovered in New Caledonia and the European cobalt mining industry declined. In 1904 cobalt deposits were found in Canada – this further affected Europe. After the discovery of large cobalt deposits in the Congo was made in 1914 the industry shifted yet again, this time with focus on …

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Life cycle assessment of cobalt extraction process

Life cycle assessment of cobalt extraction process

Aug 01, 2019 Blasting and electricity consumption in cobalt mining is damaging to the environment. • Eutrophication and global warming are the most affected impact categories. • Carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emission are highest from cobalt mining. • Alternative energy sources for electricity generation would enhance sustainability.

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The toll of the cobalt mining industry on health and the

The toll of the cobalt mining industry on health and the

Mar 06, 2018 Inhalation of cobalt particles can cause respiratory sensitization, asthma, decreased pulmonary function and shortness of breath, the CDC says. The …

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