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Environmental Considerations For Sustainable Development Of The Coastal Region Of Makri In The Evros Prefecture, Greece

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV040041

Volume

68

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

727 kb

Author(s)

M.V. Apostolopoulou & K. Abeliotis

Abstract

This paper refers to the perspectives for sustainable development and the consequent environmental impacts in the coastal region of Makri-Dikella- Mesimvria of the municipality of Alexandroupolis, in the prefecture of Evros in Thrace, Greece. The characteristics of the region are presented first. During the last 3 decades the region has experienced a remarkable growth. However, the main concern of the people nowadays, is the proposed operation of a gold mine in the neighbouring area of Perama. This operation will certainly affect the region under investigation. The possible adverse impacts to the natural environment as well as to human health from the installation and operation of gold mines are reviewed and presented based on pub

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