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Environmental Impact of Construction Materials Industry in Khartoum State

Environmental Impact of Construction Materials Industry in Khartoum State

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Title: Environmental Impact of Construction Materials Industry in Khartoum State
Author: Sharara, Mohammed Awad Ali
Abstract: Khartoum State is chosen as the focal point for this research. This is because of the alarming increase of its population caused by demographic dynamics triggered by various reasons. This necessitates increasing demands for building materials such as, sand, gravel, bricks and stones as dimension or decorative. This lucrative industry flourished at all the sites in the tertiary capital- Khartoum city, Omdurman city and Khartoum North city. The excavation works for the different types of construction materials has deleterious impacts on both human health and the environment. Workers at the production sites are subjected to various respiratory problems and high noise hazards.Abandoned pits contribute to the onset of infectious diseases such as malaria, typhoid, dysentery and cholera. They also threaten swimmers lives during the high season. Random dumping of waste material during processing of the building materials can cause serious changes in the river and Khor hydraulics , or can deviate the course of the natural drainage lines towards residential areas Some of the waste gases are poisonous and the production of carbon dioxide , in particular , has serious impact on the environment through its "greenhouse" effect . A package of measurements are proposed to reduce the impact of this industry on the environment.
Description: 93page
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/10633
Date: 2015-05-12


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