Environmental Impact Assessment of an Iron and Steel Factory in Kurdistan, Iran


Somaye Zinatizadeh 1 , * , Ali Akbar Zinatizadeh 2 , Fereydoon Yavari 3 , Kiomars Morovati 3 , Seyed Morad Kamooshi 3

1 Zist Pardazesh Bakhtar (ZPB) Consulting Engineers Company, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Kermanshah Department of Environment (DOE), Bent-e-Alhoda Street, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Zinatizadeh S , Zinatizadeh A A , Yavari F , Morovati K , Kamooshi S M . Environmental Impact Assessment of an Iron and Steel Factory in Kurdistan, Iran, Int J Health Life Sci. 2015 ; 1(1):e69811.


International Journal of Health and Life Sciences: 1 (1); e69811
Published Online: December 08, 2014
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: April 10, 2014
Accepted: November 24, 2014


The environmental impact assessment (EIA) process, according to several international standards, should identify as many environmental aspects as possible in project appraisals. The Kurdistan Iron and Steel Factory (KISF) proposed to expand its existing plant to cater the higher demand of downstream industries. The total capacity of the expanded plant will exceed 650,000 tons/year, thus requiring an EIA. This paper describes relevant aspects of the KISF manufacturing process, and the steps taken to fulfill EIA requirements. In the first stage of the EIA, we collected qualitative and quantitative data with regard to the physical-chemical, biological, and socio-economic environments. Then, we assessed the impacts of different activities and considered a range of effective practical approaches that could be taken to prevent and control adverse impacts. We also describe the actions to be executed and the environmental monitoring plans adopted.


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