A CASE STUDY IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AND THE RAND LEASES MINE TAILINGS DUMP
Community complaints about the negative impact of dust fall-out from a nearby mine tailings dump led residents of Meadowlands, a suburb of Soweto, to join in a monitoring network together with NACA, scientific institutions,NGO's and the mining company involved.
Both indoor and outdoor samples showed high fall-out rates. A community-driven initiative to resolve the conflict with the mininghouse concerned led to public involvement and a subsequent commitment by the mining house to implement and maintain dust control measures. Monitoring will continue to measure the success of these measures.
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