An environmental impact assessment of the two possible routes for the proposed magnetite slurry pipeline between Phalaborwa and Maputo

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. J.T. Harmse en_US
dc.contributor.author Ueckermann, Ilze
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-13T08:36:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-13T08:36:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-13
dc.date.submitted 1998-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5520
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract The study of the two possible routes for the magnetite slurry pipeline between Phalaborwa and Maputo was motivated because of the impact it can have on the environment. Since the early 1970's the environment has become more and more important to the people that live in it. By law any development should by forgone by an Environmental Impact Assessment, and for that reason this study was undertaken. Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) measures impacts of one or more environmental indicators on the environment. Further more an Environmental Impact Assessment means a national procedure for evaluating the likely impact of a proposed activity on the environment. It is thus a tool used to minimise the impacts of human development on the environment. This tool will be used to compare the two routes and to identify the route with less Environmental Impact. Within the growing field of environmental science and engineering, there is increasing interest in and use of Environmental Assessment (EA). In this form of assessment, the experts evaluate the probable impact of a range of alternative actions that have been proposed in response to a problem, in this case the placing of a pipeline from Phalaborwa to Maputo. Environmental Impacts may be considered in light of economic, social, or security constraints; hence the lightest impact is not necessarily always chosen by planners. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Pipelines - South Africa - Phalaborwa en_US
dc.subject Pipelines - Mozambique - Maputo en_US
dc.subject Environmental impact analysis - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Environmental impact analysis - South Africa - Kruger National Park en_US
dc.title An environmental impact assessment of the two possible routes for the proposed magnetite slurry pipeline between Phalaborwa and Maputo en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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