Environmental Assessment Sourcebook: Guidelines for environmental assessment of energy and industry projects

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World Bank Publications, 1992 - Political Science - 237 pages
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World Bank Technical Paper No. 139. Also available: Volume 2 (ISBN 0-8213-1844-6) Stock No. 11844; Volume 3 (ISBN 0-8213-1845-4) Stock No. 11845. Provides state-of-the-art guidance and information on the procedural requirements and practical aspects of environmental assessment in various sector- and location-specific contexts. Three volumes also available in Arabic: Volume 1 (ISBN 0-8213-3523-5) Stock No. 13523; Volume 2 (ISBN 0-8213-3617-7) Stock No. 13617; Volume 3 (ISBN 0-8213-3618-5) Stock No. 13618.
 

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Page 4 - ... give an account of the arrangements for safe operation of the installation, for control of serious deviations that could lead to a major accident and for emergency procedures at the site...
Page 161 - Typical ranges of the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total organic carbon (TOC) and color of the raw wastewater are shown in Table I.
Page 54 - ... installation or poor maintenance, ageing facilities, third-party actions (sabotage, collisions, etc.) and seismic occurrences (soil slumpage). Infrequently, unexpected drilling conditions can result in a well blow-out, causing an uncontrolled release of large volumes of oil and/or gas and formations waters into the surface waters. Air 6. Air-borne particulates will result from soil disturbance during construction activities and from vehicle traffic and wind erosion on unpaved roads and other...
Page 135 - ... adverse impacts on the local cultural resources, cause nuisance and health problems from noxious and odorous emissions, reduce land values, as well as degrade air, land, and water resources. The damage or degradation can limit the potential for additional development. Iron and Steel Manufacturing Iron and steel manufacturing involves a series of complex processes whereby iron ore is converted into steel products using coke and limestone. The conversion processes comprise the following steps:...
Page 54 - Construction of roads, airfields, drill sites, and production facilities involves the removal of vegetation and usually some modification of topography. Clearing of seismic lines may be required in areas of dense vegetation. Combustible vegetation will be controlled for the life of the project around wells, pipelines and storage tanks, and ancillary production facilities. Some modification may result through planting of non-native species for erosion control. Reduction or modification of vegetation...
Page 52 - OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT-ONSHORE 1. This category includes prospecting, exploration, development and production of onshore oil and gas resources. Typically, geological and geophysical studies are conducted over large areas to identify favourable exploration targets. This is followed by more intensive study, testing and drilling in selected areas to locate and evaluate the oil and gas resource. Production facilities include wells and pumps spaced over the field, gathering and transportation lines,...
Page 120 - ... ect. Food Processing Food processing projects involve the processing and packaging of meat and meat products, fish and shellfish, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, and grains. Food processing may include refinement, preservation, product improvement, storage and handling, packaging or canning. The basic raw materials of the industry are either naturally produced or grown. The processing may involve receiving and storing raw or partially processed materials, processing the materials into...
Page 198 - Water Quality in Hydroelectric Projects; Considerations for Planning in Tropical Forest Regions ( ) Indicates number assigned after publication.
Page 234 - Decline in Death Rates among Asbestos Insulation Workers 1967—1986 Associated with Diminution of Work Exposure to Asbestos HERBERT SEIDMAN AND IRVING J.
Page 54 - ... fire (with combustion products), refinery or gas processing plant fire. Natural Resource Issues Water 5. Contamination of local surface water can result from improper handing of drilling fluids and production water, leakage from pipelines, pits and storage tanks, rainwater runoff from roads, pads and other paved or packed surfaces, improper handling of domestic sewage and wastes from equipment maintenance and erosion of disturbed soils. Water needed for drilling and domestic purposes may be taken...

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