Other environmental risks
Other Environmental Effects09/30/2010
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As with all human activities, producing, distributing, and consuming energy carry an involuntary risk for health and the environment. People and ecosystems can thus be affected by pollution and disruptions - and sometimes by accidents.To anticipate these situations, specific measures and tools have been developed at local and international levels.
Role of water in energy production
Water is indispensable to energy production. It is used in all stages of the process.
Gas leak in the North Sea
From energy production to consumption
Every activity in the energy sector can have consequences on human health and on natural environments. This impact can be minimized through specific measures.
Learning from industrial accidents
To prevent energy-related accidental risks, industry stakeholders and public authorities have learned from previous accidents that occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries. Current legislation reflects this approach.