There are many different types of chemical and physical geohazards in Nova Scotia that have the potential to place the public and infrastructure at risk. Work at the Mineral Resources Branch focuses on identifying and mapping these hazards and associated geological processes (e.g., radon gas formation and migration in the environment, sinkhole development, factors controlling landslides, etc.). One of the most common geohazards in Nova Scotia, discussed in greater detail in a separate section, is damage to and loss of ocean-front property due to coastal erosion and flooding. In the figure opposite, coastal erosion threatens these ocean-front properties along the Bay of Fundy, in spite of attempts to armour the shoreline (shore-parallel piles of boulders).

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Uranium and Related Radionuclides
Landslides - Slope Stability
Earthquakes and Tsunamis