Ongoing environmental impact assessment as a force for change
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Environmental impact assessment should be an ongoing process, not one that starts with the formulation of a proposal and ends with the decision to go ahead. A simple iterative model is proposed, with four tasks (identification, prediction, summarization, and evaluation), occurring during screening, scoping, assessment, and implementation.
The model is illustrated using a case study from Western Australia from the mineral processing industry. It shows the importance of continual monitoring in guiding the evolution of a project.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Environmental and Life Sciences|
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