Problem

Fugitive emissions

Nature:

Fugitive emissions are emissions of gases or vapors from pressurized equipment due to leaks and other unintended or irregular releases of gases, mostly from industrial activities. As well as the economic cost of lost commodities, fugitive emissions contribute to air pollution.

Incidence:
In Germany, mining and crushing rock for roadmaking releases as much sulphur into the environment as does airborne emissions, the difference being that in the first case the sulphur will take some time to oxidize to sulphur dioxide.
Values:
Emissions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
06.10.1998 – 00:00 CEST