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An EHS Checklist for Low-Risk Technology Facilities

by Antea Group - USA  (Apr. 4, 2016)

For environment, health and safety (EHS) managers at technology companies, identifying, assessing and prioritizing potential risks in a lower-risk environment - from offices to call centers - is part of the job. And when it comes to EHS programs, compliance is just the start. The following EHS checklist can serve as an assessment guide for EHS ...

The invisible fine dust

by Dr. Födisch Umweltmesstechnik AG  (Apr. 13, 2016)

Air is lifeblood. Daily we inhale approximately 15.000 liter. Still, the air contains invisible pollutants, which vary in its composition and concentration depending on the location. Especially the respirable particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM 2.5) were considered to be particularly dangerous. According to a current study ...

Environmental damage, abatement and sustainable economic growth

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 28, 2005)

This paper investigates the impact of abatement policies on the environment and economic growth. Environmental damage is a by-product of industrial production. As pollution reduces the welfare of every individual, it constitutes a negative impact of production. We focus on abatement policies to regenerate the environment. In social optimum, we ...

Book Review: Deleuze and Environmental Damage by Mark Halsey

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 10, 2009)

Deleuze and Environmental Damage, by Mark Halsey. Aldershot, Burlington, Ashgate, 2006. 285 pp. ISBN 0-7546-2491-9Keywords: book ...

Environmental damage: what to quantify, prevent and insure

by MediTerra Environmental Consultants, S.L.  (Jan. 7, 2010)

The Environmental Responsibility of the various economic agents operating in Spain has already been required for the last two years with the passing of Law 26/2007 of 26 October on Environmental Responsibility. Also, its partial development, as defined by Regulation 2090/2008 of 22 December, has helped to better know the environmental damages ...

CorrCost: Calculating material damage and costs

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (Apr. 1, 2001)

CorrCost is a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform for modelling material damage, cost estimates are based on environmental parameter. Dose-response functions and lifetime equations are calculated and the resulting costs for maintenance, repair and re-placement are ...

Article: Liability for damage to public natural resources under the 2004 EC Environmental Liability Directive: Standing and assessment of damages

This article focuses on the April 2004 EC Directive on Environmental Liability (Directive 2004/35/CE). It examines its measure of damages, its framework for assessing damages and its provisions regarding the issue of standing. Comparisons will regularly be made with the United States Oil Pollution Act of 1990, its natural resource damage ...

Foreign investor liability for environmental damage: does the form of capital matter?

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 3, 2012)

Foreign investors may finance and benefit from environmentally damaging activities, but then escape liability because victims of such harm are unable to obtain remedial relief from their domestic judicial system. A debated response to this problem is the idea that foreign investors be held liable by their home governments for the negative ...

Rational application of chemicals in response to oil spills may reduce environmental damage

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Nov. 4, 2011)

Oil spills, for example those due to tanker collisions and groundings or platform accidents, can have huge adverse impacts on marine systems. The impact of an oil spill at sea depends on a number of factors, such as spill volume, type of oil spilled, weather conditions, and proximity to environmentally, economically, or socially sensitive areas. ...

Environmental damage costs from airborne pollution in the major cities in China

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 23, 2009)

This paper estimates the environment external costs due to air pollutants via the impacts pathway approach used for ExternE project in the major cities in China over the period 2003-2006. The estimation results show that the external costs were US$ 20.15 billion in 2006, representing 2.28% of gross domestic product (GDP). This means that China ...

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