Quarries and their Environmental Impacts

The environmental consequences that a limestone quarry in Serra de Aires e Candeeiros can cause, namely the degradation of the local landscape for the use of the space for anthropic utilization and the dust that affects the regional flora. The machine usage also contributes to the deterioration of the wildlife, because of the release of several types of pollutants. The sound pollution that is caused by this kind of activities has various negative impacts on the autochthonous fauna.

Lucas Couto, Maria Santos, Tomas Ribeiro