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The cycle of the Earth’s waters is continuous, carrying and spreading pollutants introduced by human activity all around the planet.
water pollution intensive farming animal dung oil spill pesticide septic tank water table household waste waste water oil pollution nuclear waste industrial waste

water pollution -> contaminaci├│n del agua

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intensive farming click to hear

To achieve maximum production, intensive farming uses chemical fertilizers responsible for various forms of air and water pollution.

animal dung click to hear

Animal dung introduces large quantities of nitrate into the soil; the nitrate then filters into the water table.

oil spill click to hear

Certain underground gas tanks leak, discharging hydrocarbons into the water table.

pesticide click to hear

Pesticide residue is found in the water table and in watercourses; it makes water unfit for consumption.

septic tank click to hear

Wastewater leakage from a dwelling’s underground tank contaminates the water table.

water table click to hear

Vast expanse of underground water fed by rainwater filtering through the earth; it supplies springs and can be collected in wells.

household waste click to hear

Burying household waste without taking any particular precautionary measures leads to contamination of the water table.

waste water click to hear

Untreated, it contains organic matter (e.g., bacteria, viruses) and potentially pathogenic substances that cause infection and promote the growth of algae.

oil pollution click to hear

Pollution caused by leaks from refineries and offshore drilling platforms, by ships emptying their fuel tanks at sea and by oil spills.

nuclear waste click to hear

Radioactive nuclear waste was once immersed at the bottom of the ocean; it has a life span of up to 1,000 years.

industrial waste click to hear

Industrial waste is highly variable; its principal components are lead, mercury, cadmium, hydrocarbons and acid deposits.