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Classification of Environmental Impacts

The impact produced by mining from the environmental point of view can be classified in many different ways:

  • As a direct or indirect impact on the environment.
  • According to short or long term
  • As reversible or irreversible (human scale)
  • According to local or external
  • Avoid or inevitable

Moreover, according to environmental aspects that change can be

  • Actions that change the land use
  • Actions that involve the emission of pollutants (solids, liquids, gases and other: noise, air wave)
  • Actions that involve exploitation of resources (water)
  • Actions that involve the modification of the landscape (almost)
  • Actions that affect infrastructure
  • Actions that change the social, economic and cultural (economic impact). Read the rest of this entry »