ENVIRONMENT

Geology has a direct affect on human life and the economy. Rocks and geological processes that can affect public safety in Malta include:

  • Flooding

  • Earthquakes

  • Landfills

  • Radioactive rock

  • Slope instability

The Planning process needs to take into consideration the geoenvironment.

"Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice,"

- Walt Durant

FLOODING


lANDFILLS


RADIOACTIVE ROCK

Radioactivity in Maltese rocks is low except in the phosphorite beds. Radon gas emissions from these beds impacts human health.

Geiger counter on phosphorite rock, Malta

SLOPE INSTABILITY


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