Non-Point Source Pollution

Science / Geology / Non-Point Source Pollution: Pollution that does not originate at a single location. In an urban area runoff water can be polluted as it flows to a stream by gasoline, antifreeze, road salt or other contaminants. In rural areas runoff can be contaminated by insecticides, manure, or fertilizer. This contamination can be significant but can not be traced back to a specific source.

Other Words for Pollution

Pollution Verb Synonyms: contamination, adulteration, corruption, polluting, fouling, befouling, soiling, spoiling, tainting, staining, dirtying, sullying, blighting, poisoning, vitiation
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Other Words for Source

Source Adjective Synonyms: fountain-head, well-spring, origin, provenance, provenience, inception, start, outset, beginning, root(s), commencement, rise
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Resource Conservation And Recovery Act

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

Resource Conservation And Development Program (RC and D)

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

Resource Conservation And Recovery Act (RCRA)

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

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