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Economic and Toxicological aspects of copper industry in Katanga, DR Congo

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Title: Economic and Toxicological aspects of copper industry in Katanga, DR Congo
Authors: Kalenga, John Ngoy Browse this author
Keywords: copper industry
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Publisher: Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Journal Title: Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume: 61
Issue: Supplement
Start Page: S23
End Page: S32
Abstract: The Katanga province is well known for its copper and cobalt reserves. During the early 2000s a boom of mining projects in Katanga brought again hope for better future to Congolese people. The paper aims to evaluate the impact of recent production recovery on economy and environment. We collected primary and secondary sources on copper industry for economic analysis. We use results of laboratory analysis conducted at the Congolese Office of Control by provincial division of environment for toxicological analysis. The comparison of heavy metal concentration to standards shows that mining industry is the main source of environmental pollution in Katanga. Copper industry generates income for economic growth of the region.
Type: bulletin (article)
Appears in Collections:Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research > Volume 61 Supplement

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