Crown Mine Art and Music College – the hazards

Mariette Liefferink presented “Radiological Impacts, Health Risks and Hazards  to Staff and Students of the Crown Mine Art and Music College pertaining to Mine Residue Deposits”.

The opening statement of the presentation sets the scene for serious risk to ecosystems, the life sustaining ecological systems on which we rely –

As early as 1987, the US Environmental Protection Agency recognised that “…..problems related to mining waste may be rated as second only to global warming and stratospheric ozone depletion in terms of ecological risk.  The release to the environment of mining waste can result in profound, generally irreversible destruction of ecosystems.”
If this is indeed so then the Witwatersrand gold mining area of South Africa is at serious risk.

Download the presentation as a PDF document.

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