Project descriptionThe area of the Zouk power plant is in close neighbourhood to the highway Beirut Tripoli, therefore a good and fast road accession to the area is given. So, it will not be a problem to a traffic system.
Condition of existing environment
NO.IMPACTPOSSIBLE EFFECTMITIGATION1.Traffic/ TransportationIncrease in traffic volumeTemporarily affects. Transport of all plant equipment by road. Keep the traffic slow for safety2.Construction labourAndactivitiesIncrease in air pollution, noise and waste quantityTemporarily affects. Avoiding of dust pollution by periodic watering of site during civil works. Avoiding of noisy activities during the night. Wastewater and solid waste disposal according to the local regulations 3.Ambient air quality Increasing of pollutant concentrationStack height supports good dispersion and reduces impact on ambient air quality in the vicinity of the plant.4.NoisePlant surroundingApplying noise protection measures in order to meetthe required standard5.Wastewater dischargePollution of the sea, soil and ground waterApplying of wastewater treatment in order to meet the required standards 6.Solid waste disposalPollution of the sea, soil and ground waterThe solid waste will be disposed by an authorised local disposal company according to local regulations
7.Socio economic Country and future developmentThe impact of the project on the local and nationalLebanese socio-economic development can be assessed as positive and important
Potential IMPACT AND MITIGATION measures
The Zouk Management Board should be responsible for the internal environmental management and monitoring of the plan.Management and monitoring.
The monitoring should be done during the construction phase and operation phase.
Public Participation Stage of EIA processObjectives of public involvementScreeningIdentification of significant impactsScopingIdentification of public's interest and valuesIdentification of priorities for assessmentEncouraging public understanding of the proposed projectPrediction and mitigation The public can contribute local knowledge and values to the prediction, evaluation and mitigation of impactsImprovement in quality and acceptability of EIA reportMonitoringPublic evaluate impacts that occur and support project environmental management processEIA AuditPublic contribute to evaluation of quality and acceptability of report. Public comment on acceptability of project impacts
2- 4 towers will be installed for better electric transmission of power to national grid
Zouk public consultations
Summary of P.ConsultationsZouk community concerns Proposed solution by Zouk Thermal OrgSound pollutionsNoise pollutions Facilitate stable electricity connection for local area. Accommodate employment opportunityPlant authority should arrange meeting with local public representativeWater temperature to be maintained at minimumTo take care of the public safetyWorks should be completed as quickly as possibleThe electricity should be made available to the peopleReduction in the capacity to the use of HFO Follow all rules, regulations and standards in the construction of the project.Contingency plan should be taken to meet any eventual accident