Aug 1, 2015 ... At Igun, a community of about 600 residents, Haliru Mohammed, a miner from Niger Republic, told The Guardian he was encouraged to come to Osun by a friend, who wanted him to continue where he stopped in Niger State. He said mining is dangerous, because of the risks associated with it. Though, he...
Jun 8, 2015 ... This is the first documentation of an outbreak of childhood lead poisoning associated with artisanal gold mining in Nigeria.6. Artisanal gold mining is dangerous to human health, as heavy metals, mainly. Hg, Pb, and arsenic (As) are often released into the environment. The Igun gold mine is located in the.
Jan 14, 2014 ... The cause of heavy metal contamination in stream sediments is probably related to mining activities in Igun study area. Hence the ... Strontium (Sr), Zinc (Zn), Gold (Au) Nickel (Ni), Cobalt (Co) and Lead (Pb) have the mean values of 1704 ppm,. 75.11 ppm ... Location map of Igun study area. 2. Methodology.
Oct 30, 2017 ... of Igun reservoir. The alterations were comparatively severe in the organs of S. galilaeus in Igun reservoir to Opa reservoir. Keywords: Sarotherodon galilaeus ... Study area. The study areas are abandoned gold mine reservoir at Igun ... Fig 1: Map of Opa and Igun reservoirs showing its location in Nigeria.
Nov 21, 2017 ... concludes that Igun gold mine reservoir is highly cyanide-polluted owing to indiscriminate artisanal. mining activities which incessantly impact the reservoir. However, these fishes did not bioaccumulate. cyanide in their tissues which make fishes obtained from the environment fit for human consumption.
Dec 2, 2017 ... Full-text (PDF) | This study was carried out in Igun-Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria to determine the likely hotspots of water contamination for future treatment trials. ... Gold mining in igun ijesha, southwest Nigeria: Impacts and implications for water quality ... Map of the study area showing the sampling locations...
The distribution, composition and abundance of fish species in two abandoned gold mine reservoirs, Igun, Osun state, Nigeria.
2.2. Field Investigation and Water Sampling. Igun-Ijesha area was selected for this study primarily due to the presence of gold mining activities in the community. Three surface water and three groundwater sampling points were selected and their coordinates located using a Global Positioning System GARMING. 45XLS.
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