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5 . 2 I M PA C T S O N ECOSYSTEMS

Table 5-1 summarises the levels of physical environmental impacts. These levels are equally applicable to both the current situation and to the forseeable future if the impacts remain unmitigated.

These impacts relate to terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna, habitat and ecosystems, endangered or critically endangered species, protected areas, etc.

Table 5-1 Environmental Risks for Physical Impacts Potential Environmental Risks

Impact

Probability

Reversible

Significance

Impact of cooking on the indoor air quality

Severe52

Highly Likely

Yes

High

Dust generation from road traffic and wind erosion during the dry season

Moderate

Highly Likely

Yes

Moderate

Air pollution from transport

Minor

Highly Likely

Yes

Moderate

Minor

Highly Likely

Yes

Moderate

Ground water depletion due to water extraction for camp needs

Critical

Expected

Not in the short time

High

Ground water contamination by filtrate from latrines

Critical

Expected

Not in the short time

High

Changes in water hydrology caused by camp activities

Moderate

Moderately likely

Yes

Moderate

Changes in water quality caused by camp activities

Moderate

Moderately likely

Yes

Moderate

Soils removal and erosion

Severe

Expected

No

High

Soils diversity

Moderate

Moderately likely

Not in the short time

Moderate

Land capability

Severe

Highly Likely

Not in the short time

High

Changes in terrain that may cause land slides

Severe

Expected

No

High

Sewer Sludge Management

Critical

Expected

Yes

High

Solid Waste Management

Severe

Expected

Yes

High

Air quality

Acoustic Environment Noise from road transport Ground water

Surface water

Soils and Terrain

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See definitions of impact in Section 3. Approach and Methodology.

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