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nonpoint source pollution

Pollution whose source is general rather than specific in location. It is widely used in reference to agricultural and related pollutants. For example, logging operations production of sediments, agricultural pesticide applications, automobile exhaust pollution, etc.
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  • nonpoint pollution
  • non-point pollution
  • non-point source pollution
  • diffuse pollution
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