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Abstract

This document assesses the progress made in quantifying environmental and health damages associated with the oil and the natural gas 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. The damage function approach has been successfully applied to estimate most of the priority impacts of the natural gas and the oil to electricity fuel cycles. These include public and occupational health impacts, effects on agriculture, forests, fisheries, freshwater systems, building materials, marine environments, and global warming.

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Authors: FRIEDRICH R ET AL, IER, Stüttgart (DE);HOLLAND M ET AL, ETSU, Didcot, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16523 EN (1995) 428pp., 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 92-827-5213-5
Record Number: 199610216 / Last updated on: 1996-03-18
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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