A toxic-free future for artisanal and small-scale gold mining (Case study: the northern part of Laos)

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. Sengpasith HOUNGALOUNE Sending University: National University of Laos (NUOL) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Mayumi ITO Japanese University: Hokkaido University Year: 2016 Abstract: Artisanal and small-scale gold mining provides an important source of income for the miners in many developing countries across Africa, Asia and South America, particularly in rural communities and regions where economic alternatives are extremely limited. This type of mining varies but typically employs [...]

Mobilization and Transport of Arsenic in Groundwater of Khied Ngong Village, Pathoumphone District, Champasak Province, Lao PDR

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. Keophousone Phonhalath Sending University: National University of Laos (NUOL) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Toshifumi IGARASHI Japanese University: Hokkaido University Year: 2014 Abstract: Groundwater is an extremely important resource across many parts of the country, especially where surface water is of limited supply or poor quality. AS In Khied Ngong village, the groundwater is also used by natural ecosystems. In many parts of Pathoumphone District, native [...]

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