Kasese Residents Demand Speedy Revival of Kilembe
Residents of Kilembe in Kasese District have called on the government to revamp mining in Kilembe, Uganda's largest copper and cobalt mine, in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. The mine, with estimated deposits of copper in excess of 4,000,000 tonnes,,Kilembe Mine, Toro, Kasese, Western Region, Uganda,Impact of tailings from the Kilembe copper mining district on Lake George, Uganda. Environmental Geology, 51(6), 1065-1075. List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classificationKasese grapples with copper pollution - The Observer,It is about 36 years since the mining of copper at Kilembe Mines in Kasese district ended. But up to now residents still suffer the consequences of pollution. A recently released research shows that high levels of metal concentrates including copper, cobalt, nickel, zinc and arsenic remain present in agricultural soils and public water sources.