Silage Transportation Route

Applies to: Silage Transport

Description:

This indicator refers to the negative impact of noise emissions from transportation on human health. Transport is the most dominant source of environmental noise. According to the WHO findings, noise is the second largest environmental cause of health problems, just after the impact of air quality. The indicator covers mode of transport, which determines frequency of residue transportation, and a distance of transportation route from residential areas.

Questions:

What is the transportation mode used for transporting silage?

Is the transportation route located within 100 m from residential areas?

Rating:

Transportation route further than 100 m from residential areas

Water transport of residues within 100 m from residential areas

Rail transport of residues within 100 m from residential areas

Residues transported by heavy duty vehicles within 100 m from residential areas

Residues transported by light duty vehicles within 100 m from residential areas

Residues transported by tractors within 100 m from residential areas

Sources of information:

European Commission. Directorate-General for Environment. 2016. Environmental Noise. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/noise/index_en.htm

European Environment Agency (EEA). 2014. Noise in Europe.

Houthuijs D.J.M., van Beek A.J., Swart W.J.R. and van Kempe E.E.M.M. 2014. Health implication of road, railway and aircraft noise in the European Union.