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dc.contributor.authorSandham, Luke Alan
dc.contributor.authorVan der Vyver, Felicity
dc.contributor.authorRetief, Francois Pieter
dc.identifier.citationSandham, L.A. et al. 2013. The performance of environmental impact assessment in the explosives manufacturing industry in South Africa. Journal of environmental assessment policy and management. 15(3):1-18. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1757-5605 (Online)
dc.description.abstractExplosives manufacture in South Africa is a major component of the chemical and mining industry, and as an important producer of hazardous chemicals it is also a potential contributor to significant environmental impacts. Environmental authorisation of explosives manufacturing activities is based primarily upon the quality of information made available in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), but the quality of EIR for explosives manufacturing projects has never been investigated. A modified version of the Lee and Colley review package was used to determine the EIR quality of a sample of four explosives projects. The findings reveal that the EIRs were of a generally satisfactory quality, but with some areas of weakness that are readily linked to potentially significant environmental impacts, pointing to limitations in the EIA process regarding the production of explosives. Recommendations include improved training of EIA practitioners, the use of quality review checklists and external specialist review, development of guidelines and the use of risk assessment as additional tools to the EIA regulations.en_US
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishingen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Impact Assessment (EIA)en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Impact Report (EIR)en_US
dc.subjectEIR quality reviewen_US
dc.subjectexplosives manufacturingen_US
dc.titleThe performance of environmental impact assessment in the explosives manufacturing industry in South Africaen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10190198 - Sandham, Luke Alan
dc.contributor.researchID12307807 - Retief, Francois Pieter

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