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executive summary : 16 air and water pollution issues facing the nation report to the Congress by United States. General Accounting Office

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


  • Air -- Pollution -- United States,
  • Water -- Pollution -- United States,
  • Environmental policy -- United States

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Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
The Physical Object
Pagination43 p. ;
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17969081M

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