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see water pollutionwater pollution,
contamination of water resources by harmful wastes; see also sewerage, water supply, pollution, and environmentalism. Industrial Pollution
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A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: "We can confirm our officers are investigating an oil pollution incident on the River Roch at Heap Bridge in Bury.
Meanwhile, Cyprus and Egypt are also working with a view to preparing a joint action plan to address marine oil pollution.
OPAC gives advice to Maritime New Zealand on matters related to marine oil spills, and the fixing and levying of oil pollution levies.
Professor Birkhead used the annual number of shipwrecks off western Britain as an index of oil pollution, to which auks such as Guillemots are very susceptible.
The Oil Pollution Compensation Act also implements provisions of the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage and the 1992 International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensations for Oil Pollution Damage.
The agency also provides satellite surveillance and detection of oil pollution (CleanSeaNet service).
They also seek the creation of a fund to provide compensation for this type of damage, complementary to that of the Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (OPCF), and point out that the Council rejected a draft regulation along these lines in 2003.
An OSCE-supported roundtable discussion on oil pollution in Kyrgyzstan's largest lake Issyk-Kul took place today in the lakeside town of Balykchy.
Khartoum July 16 (SUNA) - The Economic Development Sector of the Council of Ministers held a meeting Tuesday at the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers, chaired by the Minister of Finance and National Economy, Al Mahmoud, and ratified the International Convention on the Viability, Response and Cooperation on Oil Pollution for the year 1990, presented by the State Minister at the Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges, Engineer Hamid Mahmoud Al-Wakeel.
Muscat, 26 June (ONA) Mohammed bin Salim al-Tobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs today visited the sites affected by the oil pollution resulting for the drowning of the vessel loaded with tar last Friday near Muscat coasts.
Although a major oil spill has not occurred in the Arctic region, (108) recent economic activity, such as oil and gas exploration and tourism (cruise ships), increases the risk of oil pollution (and other kinds of pollution) in the Arctic.