Open Access Research Article

Uncovering Problems Caused by Mining Exploration Activities in Sangaredi

Ibrahima Sory Madiana Camara*, Jiand Deyi and Li Lin

School of Resources and Safety Engineering, Chongqing University, China

Corresponding Author

Received Date: June 14, 2021;  Published Date: July 12, 2021


Exploration of bauxite mining has created numerous issues of concern in communities of operations and this has triggered engineering researchers and consultancy agencies to engage in investigations to establish causes of problems reported by communities regarding mining operations. The thrust for mineral exploration in different parts of the world has led to the destruction of many communities and their habitats. This study however focuses on uncovering problems caused by mining activities in Sangaredi and therefore employed primary data collection to enhance its objectives. The study reviewed pieces of literature from books, journal articles, magazines and other periodicals published on the subject matter. This study developed suitable data collection methods, which led to the design of questionnaires used to obtain first-hand information. A sample size of 300 was used, which facilitated the gathering of first-hand information that led to thorough analysis, discussion and conclusion. The study however used descriptive statistics and correlational methods to analyses survey data with the help of statistical package for social science (SPSS). Data analyzed disclosed issues such as air pollution, water and land pollution and increased poverty, which has adversely affected the Sangaredi community. Respondents emphasized that air pollution has caused permanent blindness and lungs problems in the lives of community people and that mining exploration exercises have change the community landscape, which has caused degradation and adversely affect agricultural activities. In consideration to the aforementioned negative effects caused by mining operations, it is but fitting for government and mining companies to dialogue and find appropriate solution towards community development deterrent. This study is however significant to mining practitioners, researchers in mining and exploration activities, Sangaredi community and the Government of the Republic of Guinea.

Keywords:Uncovering problems; Mining exploration; Sangaredi community

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