South Africa Fails in Mine Water Mitigation

12 Oct 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRETORIA, South Africa

South Africa’s water woes continue, although in a new direction. The country has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and health effects of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) said in a report released on 12th October.The “Cost of Gold” report describes threats posed by water, air, and soil pollution from mining in the West and Central Rand regions of South Africa. Acid mine drainage has contaminated water bodies that residents use to irrigate crops, water livestock, wash clothes, and swim...

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