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Abstract

This document assesses the progress made in quantifying environmental and health damages associated with the coal and lignite fuel cycles. Estimates of impacts have been made following critical review of existing data and models rather than from original basic research. Wherever possible we have used exactly the same methodology to quantify the same form of damage for each fuel cycle and for each location. The damage function approach has been successfully applied to estimate most of the priority impacts of the coal and lignite fuel cycles. These include public and occupational health effects and accidents, atmospheric pollution effects on various systems, land use, global warming, coal mining, resettlements, lowering of groundwater tables, slag heaps effect on ground water quality, aquatic emissions effects on drinking water, effects of emissions to water on aquatic ecosystems and noise emission effects.

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Authors: BERRY J ET AL, ETSU, Didcot, Oxon (GB);FRIEDRICH R ET AL, Universität Stuttgart, IER (DE);EYRE N, Eyre Energy Environment, Carnforth (GB);HURLEY F ET AL, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh (GB);HORNUNG M ET AL, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Grange-over-Sands (GB);WESTRICH B ET AL, Universitãt Stuttgart, IWS (DE);MARKANDYA A ET AL, Metroeconomica, London (GB);WELTSHEV M, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Berlin (DE);KÖLLING M, Universitãt Bremen, Fachberich Geowissenschaften (DE);KOLLING M, Universit?t Bremen, Fachberich Geowissenschaften (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16522 EN (1995) 576pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mrs Brach, DG XII-F-2, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-52127
Record Number: 199610215 / Last updated on: 1996-03-18
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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