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Abstract

The paper examines the problems caused by increasingly intensive agricultural activities on the aqueous environment. Existing legislation covers mainly surface water control and the need is indicated for action to protect underground aquifers from pollution by nitrate caused by both increased fertilizer use and inadequate disposal of waste from intense animal husbandry farming. Possible remedies are suggested which emphasise the need for a general approach embracing atmospheric pollution, long-term land use planning in addition to a more specific control of organic and inorganic fertilizer usage.

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Authors: WORTHINGTON P CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EFFECTS OF LAND USE ON FRESH WATERS, STIRLING (SCOTLAND), JUNE 4-7, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32364 ORA
Record Number: 1989124018900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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