|Environmental Impacts||Visible: Air pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Desertification/Drought, Fires, Floods (river, coastal, mudflow), Food insecurity (crop damage), Global warming, Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Noise pollution, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Waste overflow, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity|
Potential: Genetic contamination, Oil spills
|Other Environmental impacts||To be completed - topsoil loss etc|
|Health Impacts||Visible: Accidents, Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution, Occupational disease and accidents, Infectious diseases, Other environmental related diseases|
Potential: Malnutrition, Mental problems including stress, depression and suicide, Violence related health impacts (homicides, rape, etc..), Deaths
|Other Health impacts||Plantation workers exposed to |
chemical pesticides. Dangerous work in plantations when clearcutting. General environmental health affected by raised levels of water, soil and air pollution.
There has been recorded incidents of cattle grazing on the irrigated pastures suffering from
loose teeth due to excess levels of fluoride.
|Socio-economical Impacts||Visible: Displacement, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Social problems (alcoholism, prostitution, etc..), Specific impacts on women, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place|
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Increase in violence and crime, Militarization and increased police presence, Violations of human rights
|Other socio-economic impacts||The presence of the mill and the plantations has discouraged other forms of investment into the area. |