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Return to Nonpoint Source Pollution: Categories of Pollution: Point Source

Point source pollution is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “any single identifiable source of pollution from which pollutants are discharged, such as a pipe...” This image shows a point source of industrial pollution along the Calumet River. Photo: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V.

industrial pollution along the Calumet River

 

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