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  1. water pollution(noun)

    pollution of the water in rivers and lakes

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  1. water pollution(Noun)

    contamination of water, especially surface water, by sewage effluent, fertilizer runoff, industrial chemical discharge etc.

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  1. Water pollution

    Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies. Water pollution occurs when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects plants and organisms living in these bodies of water. In almost all cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but also to the natural biological communities.

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