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8 ways in which land pollution impacts within south africa
Mining activities and the extraction of gold, chiefly in the north western area of the SMLC (where ore has a relatively high uranium content), artificially enhances the concentrations of naturally occurring radioactive elements in mine tailing dams. [ Radioactive minerals from the mine tailings could enter the environment by airborne dust and leaching into waterways. The key mining issues are: Dust from mines, particularly apparent in informal settlements which are presently located in the peripheral areas and the smoke emanating from this area trap the dust particles blowing from the
mines) Informal Settlements A number of Informal Settlements occur within Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan area as outlined in table ____ that impact on the environment mainly through land pollution in the form of: Dust from gravel roads Lack of clean running water Lack of regular refuse removal Broken and non-maintained sewerage pipes Lack of regular refuse removal and excessive loads of refuse to be treated due to overcrowding Absence of toilet facilities and ignorant littering ]
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