Unethical practice of geological sciences

Other Names:
Malpractice in geology
Misconduct of geological experts
Corruption of geologists
Underreporting of earthquake risks
Underreporting of groundwater pollution hazards
Negligence by geologists
Unregulated geological research
Dangerous geological programmes
Dangerous application of geophysics
Incompetent seismologists
Irresponsible geologists

Geologists, under pressure from their employers, have adopted practices which lead to the underreporting of earthquake hazards in relation to the siting of nuclear tests and installations, to the underreporting of groundwater pollution hazards in relation to the siting of toxic waste dumps, to the underreporting of geological hazards in relation to the construction of large dams, and to the failure to investigate adequately the nature of such hazards. Geologists are intimately involved in those corrupt practices associated with oil and mineral exploration, especially with the establishment of fraudulent claims.

Narrower Problems:
Irresponsible mining practices
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Date of last update
14.05.2019 – 17:16 CEST