Does cobalt and copper mining lead to birth defects in DR ...

2020-4-28 · Impact of environmental contamination on birth defects in DRC. Widespread environmental contamination caused by mining of cobalt and copper has led to concerns about the possible association between birth defects and exposure to several toxic metals in southern Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Tech Giants ''Knowingly ...

2019-12-15 · Apple, Google parent company Alphabet, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla provide "substantial" support to the DRC''s so-called "artisanal" cobalt mining system, the case claims. The companies are alleged in the suit to know and have known "for a significant period of time" that the DRC''s cobalt mining operations were dependent on ...

Lualaba and Haut-Katanga, DRC

2021-9-27 · Lualaba and Haut-Katanga, DRC. Around 60% of global cobalt production is concentrated in two southern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo: Lualaba and Haut-Katanga, home to a number of industrial-scale copper-cobalt mines operated by a mix of state-owned, Chinese and multinational companies. Decades of water and air pollution from ...

DRC : North and South Kivu inspired by Katanga''s model …

2021-8-25 · A model in the former Grand Katanga. To buck the trend, some local representatives of the DRC employers'' federation FEC (Fédération des Entreprises du Congo) have been calling for the creation of a one-stop shop in each province. This would mean all the steps necessary to export minerals would be processed in one place, without miners having ...

DRC : Illegal miners vs security forces: an exasperating ...

2021-5-3 · Almost all copper-cobalt mining sites in Lualaba and Haut Katanga (provinces born from the 2015 division of Katanga province) are now owned by foreign mining companies. Local artisanal miners used to be able to work unoccupied sites and sell the few kilos of ore they dug up to local traders without being bothered by the authorities.

Occupational accidents in artisanal mining in Katanga, D.R ...

2013-6-15 · Introduction This study focuses on accidents in artisanal mining, to support policies improving miners'' employability. Materials and Methods Based on a questionnaire administered in November 2009 to a sample of 180 miners from the artisanal mining of LUPOTO, in the Province of Katanga, we explored significant trends between the accidents and their consequences and …

Occupational accidents in artisanal mining in Katanga, D.R.C.

Introduction: This study focuses on accidents in artisanal mining, to support policies improving miners'' employability. Materials and Methods: Based on a questionnaire administered in November 2009 to a sample of 180 miners from the artisanal mining of LUPOTO, in the Province of Katanga, we explored significant trends between the accidents and their consequences and behavioral or sociological ...

Congo struggling in fight to keep children out of mining ...

2020-7-20 · Congo struggling in fight to keep children out of mining industry. In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, a Congolese miner sifts through ground rocks to separate out the cassiterite, the main ore ...

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo

2018-9-14 · Abstract: The sustainability of cobalt is an important emerging issue because this critical base metal is an essential component of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. More than half of the world''s cobalt mine production comes from the Katanga Copperbelt in DR Congo, with a substantial proportion (estimated at 15–20%) being extracted by artisanal miners.

Identification of hazards in the workplaces of Artisanal ...

2011-2-16 · Objective While artisanal mining takes place in casual framework and with total ignorance of good practices, few studies have focused on the origin of hazards specific to each workplace constitutive of this exploitation facility. Nevertheless, this study is a condition of an efficient occupational health and safety control in this sector. Materials and Method We took the effort to identify ...

Work and Masculinity in Katanga''s Artisanal Mines

(DRC), the number of people working in ASM is staggering. According to a 2008 World Bank report, 500,000 to two million Congolese are directly involved in the artisanal extraction of minerals, with artisanal mining making up the largest segment of the country''s mining sector and ac counting for approximately 90 per cent of its total mineral ...

Apple, Microsoft and Google among five companies sued …

2020-1-4 · The case charges: "Defendants Apple, Alphabet, Dell, Microsoft, and Tesla are knowingly benefiting from and providing substantial support to this ''artisanal'' mining system in the DRC.

Congo Mines

2021-10-1 · Researchers mapped approximately 80 industrial mines and 100 small-scale subsistence (artisanal) mines in the complex landscape of Katanga province, a copper-rich region in southern Congo. The resulting website shares information about the industrial mining sector in Katanga, with an interactive map of the various mining sites in the region ...

Google Artisanal Mining In Katanga Drc

Occupational accidents in artisanal mining in Katanga, DRC. Apr 1, 2013 ... Occupational accidents in artisanal mining in Katanga, D.R.C. ... sample of 180 miners from the artisanal mining of LUPOTO, in the Province of Katanga, .... Not logged in Google [Search Crawler] (3000811494) 66.249.73.137. Read more

Katanga calling

2015-5-1 · In the DRC, impunity and weak public institutions result in recurring violence, in which control over Congo''s rich mineral resources remains a central catalyst. Although the security situation in Katanga is much better than in it''s neighbouring Kivu provinces, mining takes place at a high human and environmental cost.

DRC: awakening a mining giant

2013-9-11 · [img:iPAD_DRC_0.jpg| ]The Republic Democratic of Congo (RDC) is widely considered to be the richest country in the world regarding natural resources; its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$ 24 trillion, which includes diamond, gold, tin, titanium, tungsten, copper and cobalt. The DRC offers multiple opportunities for investment in the mining sector, but ...

Mining Companies in the DRC | Africa Mining IQ

2021-9-1 · Mining in the DRC. We''re currently tracking almost 100 mining projects in the DRC across all stages of development. Among these projects is the Kinsevere Mine, located 30 km north of Lubumbashi, in the Kipushi Territory in the Katanga Province.Owned by MMG Limited, this is one of the most important copper mines in the world, with a capital value of about ZAR 30.6 billion, and is comprised of ...

DR Congo: Video of miners beaten for trespassing shows ...

2021-7-28 · DR Congo has been leasing mining projects to foreign companies since the 1990s, when the state-owned Gécamines company went bankrupt. However, in handing out these projects, artisanal miners who had been operating in the region for years were left behind.

Industrial and artisanal miners in the Congo need a new ...

Artisanal mining has long presented a conundrum for companies operating in the cobalt-rich provinces of Haut-Katanga and Lualaba. ... Google, Microsoft and Tesla ... Under Congo''s 2018 mining ...

Linking Vocational Education to the Economy in the …

2018-6-12 · relatively compact Copperbelt of the southern Katanga region. While most cobalt from the DRC is produced through industrial, or large-scale mining (LSM), an estimated 90 percent of cobalt mining employment is in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).1 According to the 2017 study

(PDF) Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mining Sector

Artisanal and small-scale mining activities (ASM) are wid espread over Katanga, North and South Kivu, East Province, Maniema and Kasai. They occupy an estimated 500.000 to 2 million miners, w hile ...

DRC minerals – ONAFHANKLIK

2021-4-13 · For some it is old news, but mining is ongoing. Is a huge country. The DRC is endowed with vast potential natural mineral resources including cobalt, copper, cadmium, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, germanium, uranium, radium, bauxite, iron ore and coal. The DRC is the world''s largest producer…

Abandoned mines and artisanal and small-scale mining in ...

2020-1-1 · The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has a long history of mining activities. However, environmental and socio-economic problems associated with abandoned mines as well as activities including Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) remain very concerning issues throughout the country.

Mining Profile: Democratic Republic of Congo | Minerals to ...

2019-4-29 · In Tanzania meanwhile, artisanal mining is being promoted in a way that supports the economy. • 32% of growth for gold production in 2015 (25806kgs) • Copper represented 89% of total production in 2015. • The DRC contains almost 10% of the world''s reserves in copper. • The DRC detains 34 trillion USD worth of mineral resources.

Work and Masculinity in Katanga''s Artisanal Mines

2019-8-28 · (DRC), the number of people working in ASM is staggering. According to a 2008 World Bank report, 500,000 to two million Congolese are directly involved in the artisanal extraction of minerals, with artisanal mining making up the largest segment of the country''s mining sector and ac-

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo ...

2018-9-14 · More than half of the world''s cobalt mine production comes from the Katanga Copperbelt in DR Congo, with a substantial proportion (estimated at 15–20%) being extracted by artisanal miners.

(PDF) Mining Profile: Democratic Republic of Congo

2019-4-29 · The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host a mining week event in Lubumbashi in Katanga – "the global capital of cobalt" from 19 to 21 June 2019 . From the Union minière du

Conflict Minerals from the Democratic Republic of the ...

2017-2-15 · In the DRC, tin mining is conducted mostly by artisanal methods in the Katanga, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, and Sud-Kivu Provinces. Most of the remaining regional tin production comes from Rwanda, also using artisanal mining methods. Estimates of tin reserves in the DRC region are not available, but are believed to be substantial.