water pollution


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water pollution

Contamination of rivers, lakes and seas by fertilizers, pesticides, sewage, and oil or toxic waste from ships and factories.
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Noun1.water pollution - pollution of the water in rivers and lakeswater pollution - pollution of the water in rivers and lakes
pollution - undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
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The quality map of surface waters of the land of the Russian Federation was compiled from observations of water pollution in water bodies and watercourses carried out in 2016 by Roshydromet's network units.
Excessive water pollution was detected in two out of 17 pilot research wells, Kazinform reported.
Americans are more concerned about water pollution than they have been since 2001.
Hatefre'" (It'll make a difference) is a graduation project campaign aimed at highlighting the deadly side effects of water pollution in a new creative way.
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In statements to KUNA, Director of EPA's Water Pollution Monitoring Department Hamza Karam said that the water pollution teams from Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) as well as the Coast Guards and Civil Defense forces have participated in the oil spill cleaning operation.
This behavior may be partly as a result of water pollution being perceived as psychologically distant (Spence, Poortinga, & Pidgeon, 2012).
The nation's second highest court has issued a decision that ensures the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will have to meet a court-ordered deadline to issue regulations that finally clean up power plant water pollution.
In response to a recent parliamentary question, Bayraktar announced recently that while the biggest environmental issue in the provinces of Balykesir, Bilecik, Bursa, Ecanakkale, Kyrklareli, Sakarya, ystanbul and Tekirday- is water pollution, air pollution is the greatest concern in Edirne, Kocaeli and Yalova in the Marmara region.
THE ministry of environment and forests ( MoEF) has told the Public Accounts Committee ( PAC) it is considering a proposal to impose fine up to ` 10 crore for water pollution.
Countries comprising the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development have made little progress in reducing water pollution caused by farming in the past decade, with agricultural subsidies having spurred on damaging practices, a new report claims.
Developing nations are likely to be affected more severally by the shortage of water as well as water pollution, where already almost the 80 percent of health illness are, directly or indirectly, related with water.