West Rand Basin – A presentation

Dr. Coetzee’s presentation shows in graphic form the impact of mining on the West Rand Basin.  Among the information is the alarming 100 tons of salt discharged, on a daily basis, within the Tweelopiespruit Catchment = five 20 ton trucks of salt a day!

Mine Water Pollution

1987: “..problems related to mining waste may be rated as second only to global warming…mining waste can result in profound, generally irreversible destruction of ecosystems” ~ expert assessment from Environmental Protection Agency, 1987 2003: “…the groundwater in the mining district of Johannesburg, South Africa, is heavily contaminated and acidified….The polluted groundwater is discharging into streams […]

The Benchmark Institute Report

The persistent activism of Mariette Liefferink, the C.E.O. of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment has kept the media attention on the impact of uranium and gold mining on the Wonderfonteinspruit catchment area for a number of years.

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