Business / Agriculture / Nonpoint Source Pollution: Pollutants that are not discharged or emitted from a specific 'point' source, such as a pipe or smokestack. Nonpoint water pollutants are often carried from dispersed, diverse sources into water channels by rain-induced runoff. Runoff from streets, open pit and strip mines, and agricultural fields are prominent examples (see agricultural pollution). Nonpoint source air pollutants (often called fugitive emissions) include small dispersed sources, e.g., fireplace smoke, and uncontained emissions, like dust blown from fields and unpaved roads.
Pollution Verb Synonyms: contamination, adulteration, corruption, polluting, fouling, befouling, soiling, spoiling, tainting, staining, dirtying, sullying, blighting, poisoning, vitiation
Source Adjective Synonyms: fountain-head, well-spring, origin, provenance, provenience, inception, start, outset, beginning, root(s), commencement, rise
Business / Real Estate / Resource Conservation And Recovery Act: Federal law administered by the EPA which regulates the generation, processing and transportation of hazardous waste. MORE
Business / Agriculture / Resource Conservation And Development Program (RC and D): The RC&D program, initiated in 1962 under authority of Food and Agriculture Act of 1962 (P.L. 87-703), assists multi-county areas in enhancing conservation, water quality, wildlife habitat, recreation MORE
Business / Agriculture / Resource Conservation And Recovery Act (RCRA): P.L. 94-580 (October 21, 1976), as amended, authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate solid and hazardous wastes. The Act defines solid and hazardous waste, authorizes EPA to set stan MORE