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16 air and water pollution issues facing the nation

United States. General Accounting Office

16 air and water pollution issues facing the nation

appendix to report : report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Air -- Pollution -- United States,
  • Water -- Pollution -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD180 .U545 1978 v.2
    The Physical Object
    Pagination107 leaves in various foliations ;
    Number of Pages107
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14504363M
    OCLC/WorldCa18525960

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