Manufacturing Plants Industrial manufacturing plants have caused concern due to the air and water pollution they produce. Via the coal and diesel furnaces used to provide power, industrial plants release toxins into the ... More »

The main causes of water pollution in Africa are: urbanization, deforestation, industrial processes, mining and agriculture. Water pollution can be described as the contamination of water bodies such as oceans, lakes, aq... More »

Water pollution occurs when water is contaminated with chemicals and foreign substances that are harmful to humans, plants and animals. Water pollutants include chemical contamination from waste sites, chemical wastes fr... More »

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