Kabwe


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Kabwe

(käb`wā), formerly

Broken Hill,

city (1990 pop. 166,519), central Zambia. During the 20th cent. it was an important lead and zinc mining and smelting center. As a result, the area suffers from significant lead pollution.

Kabwe

 

(until 1965, Broken Hill), a city in Zambia. Population, 67, 200 (including suburbs; 1969). It is connected by rail with the Republic of Zaïre and Rhodesia. Lead, zinc, and vanadium are mined and smelted in the area. The skull of a Palaeoanthropus, the Rhodesian man, was discovered here in a mine in 1921.

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The United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Synod Mission and Evangelism Department held a symposium for female UCZ church workers in the Diaconia Centre in Kabwe from 11 to 14 October 2015.
The economically disadvantaged communities living near the former lead mining and smelting site in Kabwe are at significant risk from lead contamination.
8:00 ASSESSING THE LEVELS OF LEAD CONTAMINATION IN KABWE AND THE POTENTIAL FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION IN REMOVING LEAD FROM HEAVILY CONTAMINATED SOILS", Megan Corley, Samuel Mutiti.
While Zambia boasts large lead and zinc deposits, the Kabwe mine was closed in 1994 due to environmental issues.
Several toxic industrial areas in the former Soviet Union, including the site of the devastating 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine, were carried over from the last list, as was Zambia's lead-mining city Kabwe.
com)-- CONTESA the UK registered charity which is devoted to supporting AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia announced that Berkeley Mineral Resources Plc (BMR), the UK listed AIM company which is currently principally engaged in the extraction of zinc and lead from tailings dumps at the world-famed Kabwe mine in Zambia had donated all the computers and supporting equipment urgently needed for the IT training workshop at the CONTESA Vocational and Skills Training Centre (VSTC) at Kabwe.
For example, tens of thousands of people have been affected by lead poisoning at Kabwe, Zambia, which resulted from artisanal re-mining of and exposures to wastes from historical lead-zinc mining and smelting (Branan 2008).
Dorothy Eriksson and her husband Rolf have been co-owners of the Chankwakwa farm in Kabwe, Zambia, for 40 years.
But claims have emerged that he may still be well short of Zambia legend Chitalu, who netted 107 times -- 49 in league matches for Kabwe Warriors and 58 in cup and internationals -- between January 23 and December 10, 1972.
El 31 de octubre erigio la diocesis de Kabwe (poblacion 1.
Rudnick added that phase-2 of the network is expected to go live by the end of 2011 and will connect the towns of Chirundu, Ndola, Kabwe and Chililabombwe.