In Partial Fulfillment of The Course Requirements In Earth Science (SCX008) One Environmental problem And Action Plan

Submitted by: Abellanosa, Hannah Eulalia B. Babiera, Nora Pabroa, Den Ryan Submitted to: Ms. Bernadeth Escasinas

March 2013



the concentration of health. one of the main criteria used to define illegal mining is the absence of land rights. It is also one of the highly urbanized cities in the country. exploration or mineral transportation permit or of any document that could legitimate the on-going operations. typhoon-free climate and favorable peace and order condition . . According to the 2010 Census of Population in the Philippines. It serves as the regional center for the Northern Mindanao (Region X). rich agricultural and forest lands. It is bordered by the municipalities of Opol to the west of the city and Tagoloan to the east. It is the process of extracting minerals like gold.makes the City of Cagayan de Oro a favorite investment and tourist haven and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. mining license. educational and research centers. In contrast. copper. it’s not an excuse of not suffering from a widely so-called environmental problem and one of this is the mining. and is part of a growing Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro. Illegal mining can be operated in the surface or underground. bodies of water.Cagayan de Oro City is the capital city of the province of Misamis Oriental in the north-southern Philippines. potash. Cagayan de Oro has an estimated population of 602. The confluence of factors: rapid population increase. minerals. silver. nickel and uranium (metallic) and salt. Mining is the foundation of industrial civilization.78%) inhabitants—making it the 10th most populous city in the Philippines. scenic tourist spots. It is called a city in Bloom.088 (2. coal and oil (nonmetallic) formations that concentrate naturally in the earth. Despite of its success. Blossom and Boom. good infrastructures and utilities.

In areas of wilderness mining may cause destruction and disturbance of ecosystems and habitats. Mining companies in some countries are required to follow environmental and rehabilitation codes. and contamination of soil. additional forest logging is done in the vicinity of mines to increase the available room for the storage of the created debris and soil. the contamination resulting from leakage of chemicals also affect the health of the local population. Erosion of exposed hillsides. and in areas of farming it may disturb or destroy productive grazing and croplands. Moreover. Some mining methods may have significant environmental and public health effects. tailings dams and resultant siltation of drainages. Hitosis said there are at least 12 mining operators in Cagayan de Oro who are given corresponding permits. Republic Act 7076 or the People’s Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991. and city Executive Order 074-2012 issued by Emano still PNP-Northern Mindanao Director Gil J. groundwater and surface water by chemicals from mining processes.Furthermore. In urbanised environments mining may produce noise pollution. dust pollution and visual pollution. the environmental impact of mining includes erosion. at the height of Typhoon “Pablo” in December. Besides creating environmental damage. In some cases. the Philippines provides a Republic Act 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995. a prime example is . loss of biodiversity. a barge believed to be doing illegal mining activities in the hinterland barangays of the city was swept by the current and got stuck in a steel bridge in Barangay Iponan. ensuring the area mined is returned to close to its original state. creeks and rivers can significantly impact the surrounding areas. which caused flooding in nearby areas . He said 23 operators acquired permits to quarry from the local . mine dumps. formation of sinkholes.

government units (LGUs). whether by human agency or by other causes. There are:  The government should issue permit to the company who following and qualifies the rules on Philippines Mining act.   Preserve life. destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory. Some illegal mining found where in Iponan river. we came up a list of action plan. As it has been said that knowledge is power.  The government police and official should be watchful against illegal mining. He said city officials denied the existence of illegal mining in Cagayan de Oro.  End ecocide. To resolve these issues on illegal mining in the city. Educate people about the importance of preservation of nature. And to those who are caught should have respective punishments by the law. to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished. Ecocide is the extensive damage to.  . but the permits of the six operators have expired. Barangay Pagalungan.

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