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Environmental Impacts of Ports


The activities in ports can cause a lot of pollution with ships, cargo handling equipment, transport trucks and the like producing harmful diesel emissions. This results in ports and surrounding, heavily populated areas suffering from poor air quality, which in turn, may cause illnesses in people such as asthma, cancer and other maladies. It can also diminish marine life that cannot thrive in polluted waters. As a result, ports undertake environmental protection projects to lessen the negative impact on the community.

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