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Environmental Experts Say Maintenance of Mines May Result in Land-Use Change

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Mining and Environmental experts say maintenance of mines may result in land-use change and may have associated negative impacts on the environment, including deforestation, erosion, contamination, and alteration of soil profiles resulting in community conflict.

Speaking during a Great Dyke News and Current Affairs program Green Mining on YAFM, Crystal Environmental Consultancy partner and consultant Mr Alois Mahumucha said mining which threatens wildlife, sacred sites, and people mainly done by unregistered miners who leave a trail of destruction and open pits.

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He also added that miners should be registered to preserve the environment.

Zimbabwe has the second highest deposits of platinum in the world and mining is the major attraction in the country, with over 60 international tradeable minerals.

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