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water pollution

the contamination of lakes, rivers, and streams by industrial or community sources of pollutants.
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Anthony Nguyen Ngoc Ha, head of Caritas in the Hue archdiocese, which covers two provinces, said that 20 parishes have been badly affected by the marine pollution.
The measure shall prevent or minimize marine pollution covering oily substances, harmful and toxic substances, garbage, sewage and other pollutants coming from ships and floating structures," Bagatsing stated.
It also has the right to develop or update the strategy to combat marine pollution, or even to adopt amendments to the Convention or its protocols.
The workshop will discuss several important issues, including ways to combat marine pollution, promoting co-operation between the countries of the region, the lessons learned from case histories, examining the causes of maritime accidents and advanced means to avoid them.
The top priorities for Lebanon should be building up the capacities of the maritime administration, strengthening cooperation between government ministries and agencies, and speeding up the adoption of the marine pollution contingency plan, explained Pace.
It became apparent to the industry that marine pollution was 'bad for business' and that prevention was not only cost-effective but that it would also display good corporate citizenship.
The committee meetings dealt with enhancing cooperation, exchanging expertise in the fields of marine safety, combating the marine pollution, and the marine laws and legislations applied by Syria and Oman in the interest of developing the work in ports.
Summary: An international seminar on marine pollution by hydrocarbons kicked off Wednesday in Algiers, in the presence of the representatives of 14 member countries of the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA), including Algeria.
With the implementation of Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships; Marine Pollution (MARPOL) and the Marine Pollution Research and Control Act, the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Waste Reduction Afloat Protects the Sea (WRAPS) and Plastic Removal In Marine Environment (PRIME) programs were created as a part of the Navy's overall P2 strategy aimed at reducing shipboard plastic and solid waste generation by addressing the increasing challenges of protecting the seas.
The Qatari minister arrived in Tehran Saturday evening to meet with Iranian officials on bilateral and regional issues, including dust pollution which has sparked abundant problems in the bordering and southern parts of Iran and for the other regional countries in the last few years, marine pollution and aquatic and wildlife issues.
Ireland signed up this week to the Bonn Agreement, which protects the North Sea from marine pollution.
In a letter published online April 30 in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, marine chemist Christopher Reddy issued what he called "a cautionary tale" about using the "pompom" method as a universal practice for assessing oil contamination in ocean- or river-bottom sediments.

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