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Coal mining in Enugu district, Nigeria EJAtlas

08/01/2021  Coal generated lots of revenue for Nigeria between the years 1916 and 1970 when it was one of Nigeria’s major revenue earners. In the south eastern part of the country, mining exploration began in present day Enugu State in 1909, with production at the mines in Onyeama, Ogbete, Iva Valley and Okpara climbing from 25, 511 tons in1916 to an estimated 583,422 tons before a decline set in

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Nigerian Coal Corporation - Wikipedia

Historic coalfields that no longer produce coal are in italics, functional mines are in bold. • Amansiodo Coal Field, Enugu State• Ezinmo Coal Field, Enugu State• Inyi Coal Field, Enugu State

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Effects of coal mining on the water resources in the ...

Coal geology and occurence The coal deposit in Enugu area is mainly of sub-bituminous grade, black to brownish black in colour and is estimated at over 80 million tonnes (Kogbe 1974). The coal outcrops along the Enugu escarpment, road cut, mine sites and gullies. The coal bearing formations in

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Environmental impact assessment of coal mining at Enugu ...

Akwuke and Iva communities in Enugu State, Nigeria. Coal mining is the process of extracting coal minerals from under the ground. In this process, the overlying soil layer with existing vegetation is removed and deposited in another fresh area. Thus, the deposition of million tons of overburden in the form of rocks, shale and coarse tailing results in barren, biologically inert overburden ...

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Nigerian Coal Corporation - Bureau of Public Enterprises -

The headquarter is located at No 25 Okpara Avenue, Enugu. SECTOR DATA. Coal exploration in Nigeria started as far back as 1916. Available data show that coal (mainly sub-bituminous stream coals except for the Lafia-Obi bituminous coking coal) is available in more than 22 coalfields spread over 13 States in Nigeria. The proven coal reserves are about 639 million metric tonnes while the inferred ...

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Contaminated blessing! How coal mining polluted water ...

27/12/2020  Coal mining as huge revenue earner for Nigeria, largest employer of labour in Enugu Coal, according to ejatlas,generated lots of revenue for

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The Iva Valley miners strike and massacre at Enugu ...

24/01/2018  On the 18th November 1949, 21 striking miners and a bystander were shot dead at a British government-owned coal mine at Enugu, Nigeria; 51 were injured. The miners were fighting for back-pay owed to them for a period of casualisation known as ‘rostering’, later declared illegal, and had been sacked following a work to rule. They occupied the mine to prevent a repeat of the lock-out they ...

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Coal Deposits in Nigeria, West Africa with their Locations ...

The outcome of coal mining in Enugu in 1916 when Ogbete Mines first started operation was 25,511 metric tons, and it continued to spring up in the region. At a point, Enugu mined 790,030 metric tons of coal before a steady decline set in 1967 - 1970 (during the Nigerian Civil War) as a result of abandonment of several mines. It was during the civil war that Biafra Coal Corporation, Enugu and ...

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Enugu - Economy

The Nigerian Coal Corporation has been based in Enugu since its creation in 1950 where it controlled coal mining. With the creation of the Eastern Line, Enugu was connected with the sea via Port Harcourt to its south and later connected to the city of Kaduna to Enugu's north. The Biafran war brought widespread devastation that forced a decline in coal production from damage or destruction of ...

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Effects of coal mining on the water resources in the ...

Coal geology and occurence The coal deposit in Enugu area is mainly of sub-bituminous grade, black to brownish black in colour and is estimated at over 80 million tonnes (Kogbe 1974). The coal outcrops along the Enugu escarpment, road cut, mine sites and gullies. The coal bearing formations in

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Nigerian Coal Corporation - Bureau of Public Enterprises

The headquarter is located at No 25 Okpara Avenue, Enugu. SECTOR DATA. Coal exploration in Nigeria started as far back as 1916. Available data show that coal (mainly sub-bituminous stream coals except for the Lafia-Obi bituminous coking coal) is available in more than 22 coalfields spread over 13 States in Nigeria. The proven coal reserves are about 639 million metric tonnes while the inferred ...

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The Iva Valley miners strike and massacre at Enugu ...

24/01/2018  On the 18th November 1949, 21 striking miners and a bystander were shot dead at a British government-owned coal mine at Enugu, Nigeria; 51 were injured. The miners were fighting for back-pay owed to them for a period of casualisation known as ‘rostering’, later declared illegal, and had been sacked following a work to rule. They occupied the mine to prevent a repeat of the lock-out they ...

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Contaminated blessing! How coal mining polluted water ...

Coal mining as huge revenue earner for Nigeria, largest employer of labour in Enugu Coal, according to ejatlas,generated lots of revenue for Nigeria between the years 1916 and 1970 when it was ...

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Coal Deposits in Nigeria, West Africa with their Locations ...

The outcome of coal mining in Enugu in 1916 when Ogbete Mines first started operation was 25,511 metric tons, and it continued to spring up in the region. At a point, Enugu mined 790,030 metric tons of coal before a steady decline set in 1967 - 1970 (during the Nigerian Civil War) as a result of abandonment of several mines. It was during the civil war that Biafra Coal Corporation, Enugu and ...

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Enugu Coal - Geometric Power Limited

Enugu Coal. You are here: Home / Projects / Enugu Coal. Geometric Power is currently working on the development of 1000MW Coal fired Power Plant, (500MW in the first phase expandable to 1000MW in the second phase), in Nigeria. The inspiration for this project is based on Geometric Power’s founding philosophy of developing power projects which will result in immediate commercial advancement ...

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Environmental pollution from coal mining activities in

Hydrogeological studies of the Enugu coal mining area were carried out which included hydrogeochemical analyses of water samples. These analyses revealed high sulphate and iron content in the acid mine drainage water as well as high total dissolved solids’ (TDS) and low pH (acidity) values. The water issues from the Ajali Sandstone formation and the underlying carbonaceous Mamu

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HISTORY: The History of Coal in Nigeria Heinrich Böll ...

02/12/2015  A study by the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology on the effects of mine drainage on water bodies, specifically looking at coal mining in Enugu concluded that “the quality of the water is significantly influenced by acidic mine drainage and its impact on human health could be severe.” There are currently over 22 redundant coal mines around Nigeria, four of which were fully ...

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Nigeria: The magic of smokeless coal IEA Clean Coal

02/01/2019  After traversing the major coal deposits in the country, from Aguwatashi in Nasarawa to Enyeama and Oji in Enugu State, Maiganga in Gombe and Okaba in Kogi — and a visit to Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida( IBB) University where smokeless coal research is being carried out — SINA FADARE reveals how this resource can help end the electricity supply challenge.

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‘Coal reserves can generate 53,900MW by 2030’Business ...

He identified the 1,000MW-capacity Enugu Coal Power Plant project, awarded to China’s HTG-Pacific Energy at the cost of $3.7 billion at the duration of 2013-2015, which never came to be. Besides ...

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Coal Deposits in Nigeria, West Africa with their Locations ...

The outcome of coal mining in Enugu in 1916 when Ogbete Mines first started operation was 25,511 metric tons, and it continued to spring up in the region. At a point, Enugu mined 790,030 metric tons of coal before a steady decline set in 1967 - 1970 (during the Nigerian Civil War) as a result of abandonment of several mines. It was during the civil war that Biafra Coal Corporation, Enugu and ...

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Locals and Migrants in the Coalmining Town of Enugu ...

British coal used to bunker ships along the coast. The manager hired more workers, added a shift, and prepared to increase production. In July the “local”daylaborers –tub,rail,andtimber –walkedoff theirjobs,demanding a 1-penny increase to raise their wages to 1 shilling and 3 pence per day. The

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Environmental pollution from coal mining activities in

Hydrogeological studies of the Enugu coal mining area were carried out which included hydrogeochemical analyses of water samples. These analyses revealed high sulphate and iron content in the acid mine drainage water as well as high total dissolved solids’ (TDS) and low pH (acidity) values. The water issues from the Ajali Sandstone formation and the underlying carbonaceous Mamu

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Why Enugu Coal Was Abandoned - NigerianMuse

Investigations by The Guardian reveal that mining of coal in Enugu started in 1916 at the Ogbete mine; other mines like the Ribadu, Onyeama and Okpara were subsequently opened. During the civil war, coal mine was established at Odagbor, later known as Okaba coal, which became the Nigeria Coal Corporation, while the one in Enugu was known as the Biafra Coal Corporation. But, at the end of the ...

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#DiscoverEnuguGov: Iva Valley, Then Now by Discover ...

18/11/2019  The project was designed to power a 1,200-megawatt plant to be built in Enugu, using coal from the Ezima mine. Nigeria, despite having the largest and most environmentally-friendly coal deposits, as a country, still depends on the importation of coal to fulfill our needs, a situation that costs us billions of dollars in revenue yearly. Mining is no longer carried out at the Onyeama, Iva Valley ...

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HISTORY: The History of Coal in Nigeria Heinrich Böll ...

02/12/2015  A study by the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology on the effects of mine drainage on water bodies, specifically looking at coal mining in Enugu concluded that “the quality of the water is significantly influenced by acidic mine drainage and its impact on human health could be severe.” There are currently over 22 redundant coal mines around Nigeria, four of which were fully ...

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Nigeria: The magic of smokeless coal IEA Clean Coal

02/01/2019  After traversing the major coal deposits in the country, from Aguwatashi in Nasarawa to Enyeama and Oji in Enugu State, Maiganga in Gombe and Okaba in Kogi — and a visit to Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida( IBB) University where smokeless coal research is being carried out — SINA FADARE reveals how this resource can help end the electricity supply challenge.

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Enugu: 12 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Enugu ...

21/06/2017  The site of the first coal mine in Enugu. Opened in 1915 before it was replaced in 1917 by Iva Valley mine. The old tunnels for conveying the coals outside the hill is still present. Visitors should tour the hills and learn about the history of Enugu. Milken Hills: It offers a beautiful standpoint to view Enugu metropolis, especially at dawn and dusk. Relics of coal mines and its beautiful ...

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Coal Mining: How FG Destroyed Enugu Money- Spinning

Throwing more light on how coal mining affected life in Enugu, His Royal Highness, Igwe Tony Ojukwu, the Igwe of Enugu urban and the traditional ruler of Ogui Nike said: “We have been calling for the reactivation of the coal industry because of the benefits we reaped from that deposit when it was booming. Coal was everything to Enugu; we never had oil except the big tanks being brought ...

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‘Coal reserves can generate 53,900MW by 2030’Business ...

He identified the 1,000MW-capacity Enugu Coal Power Plant project, awarded to China’s HTG-Pacific Energy at the cost of $3.7 billion at the duration of 2013-2015, which never came to be. Besides ...

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