Bauxite Mining's Negative Effects on Human and Environment
BAUXITE AND ALUMINA In April, the Government of Malaysia ended its ban on bauxite mining that was imposed in January 2016 because of concerns about pollution from mines and uncovered stockpiles at ports. During the mining ban, exports of stockpiled bauxite were allowed and media sources reported that some mines continued illegal mining.Mining in West Africa. Minerals produced in West Africa include bauxite, coal, copper, diamonds, gemstones, gold, ilmenite, iron ore, lead, manganese, nickel, phosphate rock, rutile, silver, columbite-tantalite, tin, uranium, zinc and zircon. A large number of companies and artisanal miners are involved in the region’s mining sector.