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Many mining companies want and need to know how to manage secondary impacts; all too frequently, they lack access to the information they need to do this effectively.

Mining activities – whether artisanal or industrial in scale – result in two types of environmental and social impacts: primary impacts, which occur on or immediately adjacent to an extraction site, and secondary impacts, which occur because of infrastructure development, population movements, and changes in local economies.

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Monday, May 16, 2016
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