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River Olona, a tributary of the Lambro River, is heavily polluted and its pollution goes back to the beginning of the century. Menozzi (1912) reported that between Varese and Legnano 15,000m3 of waste water were discharged daily into the river and Mazzocchi (1920) stated that it was not advisable to use its water for agricultural irrigation. The interventions on this river will not transform this heavily polluted environment into a clean one but may improve its water quality to allow the existence of producers, consumers and decomposers.

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Authors: RAVERA O, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Convegno su "Il risanamento del Fiume Olona", Varese (IT), May 20, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 34759 ORA
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