LOADS AND REDUCTION OF ANTHROPOGENICAL CONTAMINATIONS IN POLISH ENVIRONMENT DURING 2000-2009 – SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR COMMUNES’ LEVEL
 
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Katedra Geografii Fizycznej i Kształtowania Środowiska, Uniwersytet Gdański, ul. Bażyńskiego 4, 80-952 Gdańsk
Publication date: 2014-10-19
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2013; 34:17–28
 
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The analysis of sozological situation of Polish communes by seven proposed indicators was prepared with application of 22 measures for pressure on environment and protection activities accessible during 2000-2009 period for commune level in Local Data Bank of Central Statistical Office. These indicators concern share of communes in all-Poland anthropogenical pressure on environment and environmental protection activities, also in relation to share in all-country area and population. The results of study show the concentration of pressure and environmental activities in large-city and high-industrialized communes, especially with the biggest commercial coal power plants. Upper- and Lower Silesia are the main concentrations of such communes. The regions with the most favorable situation are northern Poland and near-state border communes in eastern and western part of country. Despite the limitations resulted from the scope of accessible measures, proposed methods should be helpful and applicable in preparing and analyzing of state environmental policy.