This study was conducted to investigate the social & aesthetic effects of small scale farming in Mahdia. This study was conducted using investigative techniques as well as available literature on small scale mining.

The investigation revealed that inappropriate use and disposal of mercury and the absences of reclamation plans for small mine sites have attributed significantly to the adverse effects of mining on the social & aesthetic environment. Some of the major effects identified were the long term deterioration due to mining sites, the contamination of water ways and the presence of typhoid and malaria in the area.


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