||Part 1. Introduction ; Working concepts -- Part 2. Assessments ; Construction : Hell's Gate (Canada) -- Chemicals : Minamata (Japan) -- Mining : Island Copper (Canada) -- Organic chemicals, pulp and paper : Annat Point (Scotland) -- Sewage : Victoria (Canada) -- Spills : AMOCO Cadiz (France), Bhopal (India), Chernobyl (USSR) -- Multiple and dispersed impacts : acid rain (USA/Canada), the Thames Estuary (England) -- Part 3. Reducing risk ; Environmental audits : Marcopper Mining Corp. (The Philippines), Bougainville Copper Mine (Papua New Guinea) -- Permitting and regulating : Quartz Hill molybdenum mine (Alaska), Yabulu nickel refinery (Australia) -- Fact-finding and social input : a public hearing (mining, Canada) and a multinational AGM (Rio Tinto Zinc, England) -- Part 4. Self-help ; Issues. Environments at Risk is designed as an introductory text and uses case histories of environmental impact assessment to raise issues important in controlling environmental problems. This approach is novel, as is the concentration on assessment procedures. In his twenty years of involvement with such cases, Professor Ellis developed his own method of approach for auditing environmental impact assessments, a method which will help readers appraise similar cases in which they are involved, either as concerned citizens, environmental managers, or assessors.