What environmental resources are affected?
Environmental incidents can be grouped according to the environment (called ‘resource') they affect. In 2010-2011, most incidents (349) related to inland waters – rivers, streams and lakes.
Incidents affecting our air resources recorded the second highest number of incidents (333), followed by incidents that affected land (166), the coastal marine area (136) and coastal waters (47). The chart below shows the percentage of incidents recorded for each resource during 2010-2011.
Burning of rubbish causes smoke nuisance.
Graph - Resource affected by environmental incidents 2010-2011.