Non-point source pollution


Updated on 13/07/2018
Définition
Sens commun
As opposed to "point source pollution", it is a pollution whose origins are usually known but for which it is impossible to geographically locate the discharges into the aquatic environments and aquifer systems. Agricultural practices on farmlands can be the source of "diffuse" pollution by draining pollutants into percolating or running waters.
Source
According to the Ministry for the Environment and AFB
Thématiques associées
Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.