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Between waste and profit: environmental values on the Central African Copperbelt

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Industrial mining activity has transformed the environment of the Central African Copperbelt in the twentieth century. Copper extraction and processing altered the urban landscape, generated much waste, and caused severe long-term pollution. This article examines changing environmental values among diverse Copperbelt actors, including mine engineers, government officials, mineworkers, doctors, and farmers. Why were air and water pollution long accepted as ‘negative externalities’ of copper pr...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.exis.2020.08.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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European Commission
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681657
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
The Extractive Industries and Society More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
4
Article number:
100793
Publication date:
2020-08-21
Acceptance date:
2020-08-08
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2214-790X
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English
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1149930
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pubs:1149930
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2020-12-17

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