Presentation on theme: "1A2 Geography 24 th November 2014 Objectives: To show that conflicts of interest may arise between industrialists and others."— Presentation transcript:
1A2 Geography 24 th November 2014 Objectives: To show that conflicts of interest may arise between industrialists and others.
Homework: Identify and explain three ways in which you can limit your impact on the environment.
Industry and Conflict Conflict may arise between factory owners and the inhabitants of the surrounding area. incinerators Example: Location of incinerators – such as the one built by Indaver in Duleek, Co. Meath. The construction of an incinerator in Cork was also opposed.
What is an incinerator? An incinerator is a factory that burns waste. Everywhere they are built, people protest against them.
Why do people protest against incinerators? Some scientists believe that fumes created by incinerators are carcinogenic. carcinogen A carcinogen is a cancer causing agent. Carcinogens can lead people to develop various forms of cancer.
Positives of incinerators Can you imagine what these might be?
Positives of incinerators Provide an alternative to landfill sites, which are filling up. Countries across the EU use incinerators to get rid of waste and rubbish. They can be used to generate electricity for the region in which they are located and also attract other industry. Jobs will be created → people needed to build and maintain incinerator.
Negatives of incinerators Can you imagine what these might be?
Negatives of incinerators People living close to incinerators fear toxins may be emitted that are poisonous and carcinogenic. Might lead people to ignore more environmentally friendly ways of waste disposal (e.g. recycling) if incineration is seen as an easy option.