State to mitigate negative impacts of lead mining in Kabwe

GOVERNMENT is working out measures to mitigate the negative impacts of lead mining activities in Kabwe.
Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the earth’s crust. Its widespread use has resulted in extensive environmental contamination, human exposure and significant public health problems in many parts of the world, but its exposure is preventable.

Minister of Mines Christopher Yaluma said although the mine closed years back, environmental issues arising from mining activities that were undertaken in the past have continued to be of serious concern for Government, including the impact of lead mining in Kabwe.

“With daunting lessons from closed Kabwe zinc and lead mine still fresh, there is need…

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