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Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. 2018, 6(1), 7-19
DOI: 10.12691/jephh-6-1-2
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Effect of Mining by RUSAL Company on Renewable Natural Resources in the Prefecture of Fria, Republic of Guinea

Aboubacar Younoussa CAMARA1, 2, Alpha KEITA1, Hufen Li2 and Sékou Moussa KEITA3,

1Department of Water/Forest and Environment, Higher Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary of Faranah, 300 B.P. 131, Republic of Guinea

2Beijing Key Laboratory of Farmland Soil Pollution Prevention and Remediation, Key Laboratory of Plant-Soil Interactions of the Ministry of Education, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, People’s Republic of China

3Center of Study and Environmental Research, University of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Republic of Guinea

Pub. Date: January 22, 2018

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Aboubacar Younoussa CAMARA, Alpha KEITA, Hufen Li and Sékou Moussa KEITA. Effect of Mining by RUSAL Company on Renewable Natural Resources in the Prefecture of Fria, Republic of Guinea. Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. 2018; 6(1):7-19. doi: 10.12691/jephh-6-1-2


The objective of this study was to focus on the impacts of RUSAL / FRIGUIA company’s activities on renewable natural resources and to give the situation of the restoration of exploited areas. The study was conducted in the prefecture of Fria / Republic of Guinea from January 1st to June 30, 2012. Three locations were selected for the observations of the exploitation areas. The diagnosis of different activities on the aid of MARP. Analysis and processing of the collected data from processing of bauxite into alumina with regards to increase the pollutants emitted and can no longer be directly assimilated by the environment; installations of the Groundwater; Surface water and air were exposed to pollution; the process of restructuring by setting up methods to minimize the effects of chemicals and the effective restoration of old quarries. Thus the most efficient approach to eradicating the degradation of renewable natural resources by developing a notation for maintaining the level of production while ensuring minimal discharge of pollutants; the implementation of those processes lead to minimize the level of pollution and decontamination.

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