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Any detrimental alteration of the marine environment caused by the intentional or accidental release of dangerous or toxic substances, such as industrial, commercial and urban waste water. (Source: GEMET/ GREMESa)
Direct or indirect introduction by humans of substances or energy into the marine environment (including estuaries), resulting in harm to living resources, hazards to human health, hindrances to marine activities including fishing, impairment of the quality of sea water and reduction of amenities. [EEA/ definition source: United Nations. Glossary of environment statistics.]

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Towards a Pollution Free Planet - extract from InforMEA e-learning course

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Environmental Governance
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Introduction to the International Legal Framework on Marine Pollution

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Marine and Freshwater
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