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  • n. Plural form of effluent.


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  • Factories, including oil refineries, pulp and paper mills, and chemical, electronics and automobile manufacturers, typically discharge one or more pollutants in their discharged waters (called effluents).

    Point source pollution

  • Scientists have already found that mercury and other effluents from China's power plants and factories drift across the Pacific and contaminate North American waterways.

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  • Every nuclear power plant has radioactive material - effluents - very small amounts released that are under the federal regulatory limits, said Viktoria Mitlyng, a Public Affairs Officer for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    Study Assessing Risk of Nuclear Plants in US State of Illinois

  • The final UN report blames a "confluence of circumstances" instead of the reality of a confluence of contaminated effluents introduced by Nepalese troops into the Artibonite River system.

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  • She immersed herself in Annawadi's squalor and once, by accident, in the lake of effluents that abuts it.

    City of Lost Children

  • Côte d'Ivoire's major environmental issues include: deforestation (most of the country's forests - once the largest in West Africa - have been heavily logged); water pollution from sewage and industrial and agricultural effluents.

    Côte d'Ivoire

  • My research activity is focused on understanding how natural communities respond to anthropogenic impact, particularly sewage effluents, changes in physical structure of stream habitat and the effect of alien species on ecosystems.

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  • Some people claim that Sterlite lets out gallons of effluents into the sea but not directly.

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  • They say it has linked up its drainage pipes to those of another well-known company in the area, which eventually pours the effluents into the sea.

    Can Vedanta Find its Soul?

  • His plan: to introduce a system to divert sewage and effluents, before they enter the river, to a series of specially designed ponds, for treatment and ultimately to be used use in irrigation or directed back into the river.

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