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  • Anagani

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    June 18, 2024 at 3:28 pm
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    1. Industrial Waste: Factories and industrial facilities can discharge a variety of pollutants into nearby water bodies, including heavy metals, chemicals, oils, and other hazardous substances.

    2. Agricultural Runoff: The use of pesticides, fertilizers, and animal waste on farms can be washed away by rain and irrigation, contaminating nearby rivers, lakes, and groundwater.

    3. Sewage and Wastewater: Untreated or inadequately treated sewage and wastewater from residential, commercial, and municipal sources can introduce pathogens, nutrients, and organic matter into water supplies.

    4. Oil Spills: Accidental spills or intentional dumping of oil and petroleum products from ships, offshore drilling operations, and pipelines can devastate marine and freshwater ecosystems.

    5. Plastic Pollution: Improper disposal of plastic products, including microplastics, can accumulate in waterways and oceans, harming aquatic life.

    6. Mining and Resource Extraction: Activities like mining, drilling, and dredging can release sediments, heavy metals, and other pollutants into nearby water sources.

    7. Atmospheric Deposition: Air pollution, such as acid rain and airborne toxins, can eventually settle and contaminate water bodies.

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