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tr.v. pol·luted, pol·luting, pol·lutes
To make unfit for or harmful to living things, especially by the addition of waste matter.

pol·lut′er n.


To ruin, contaminate, or spoil; to make something, such as water, food, or the environment, unfit for use or unsafe for living things.

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July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate should not confirm Barbara Lee as Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) based on her handling of serial polluter Exide, and lack of action to fundamentally reform the agency, Consumer Watchdog said today.
Another positive outcome could be a revision to local ordinances to prevent future polluters from moving in.
Since July 1, the country has imposed a carbon tax of A$23 per tonne, which covers emissions from around 300 large polluters and around 60 percent of national emissions.
If, however, the EU's industrial polluters are ranked by the size of their econony, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Poland and the Czech Republic come on top of EEA's ranking.
These common sense rules target the biggest polluters and require them to finally meet modern pollution standards.
The government had proposed annual limits on the amount of carbon that major polluters can emit and supported a system whereby companies could exceed their limits if they agreed to buy carbon trading permits.
In an ideal cap-and-trade system, for example, all emissions allowances should be auctioned to prevent polluters from grabbing allowances that should be regarded as public assets worth billions of dollars.
That means that large but brief 'spikes' of lead emissions from smelters and other polluters could contaminate the soil of playgrounds and backyards even in some areas that are in attainment of the new standard:'
Emissions were allocated to different countries and cascaded down to polluters within those countries," explains Paul Wylie, a trader with Lloyds TSB, one of only a small number of banks worldwide dealing in carbon credits.
KEN Livingstone's proposed pounds 25 hike in the London congestion charge for big polluters could backfire.
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