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Control Number310206
Date and Time of Latest Transaction20150706093522.AM
General Information150706s |||||||||b ||00|||
Cataloging SourceSTII-DOST
Local Call NumberScienceDirect
Main Entry - Personal NamePapu-Zamxaka, Vathiswa
 Mathee, Angela
 Harpham, Trudy
Title StatementEnvironmental legislation and contamination The gap between theory and reality in South Africa by Vathiswa Papu-Zamxaka, Trudy Harpham and Angela Mathee
Physical Descriptionpages 2275-2280 computer file; text; 147kb
Summary, Etc.Like many areas of its constitution, South Africa has progressive legislation to both prevent and clean up environmental contamination. However, recent research has highlighted a large gap between legislation and practice. This paper presents the context of the intent of environmental waste legislation in South Africa and highlights a case of mercury contamination in a rural area which illustrates the gap between the theory of legislation and the reality on the ground. Mercury contamination in humans poses well known health threats, yet despite attention from the media, non-governmental organisations and academic researchers, a major pollutant remains and contamination levels remain high, two decades after the original polluting incident took place
Subject Added Entry - Topical TermEnvironmental science
 Environmental Exposure -- Adverse effects
 Environmental Policy -- Legislation and Jurisprudence -- South Africa
 Refuse Disposal -- Legislation and Jurisprudence
LocationDOST STII ScienceDirect NONPRINTS NP 13-14993 1 13-14993 Online/Download 2010-12-01
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