World geo chap 16

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Nuclear radiation

a form of energy that comes from nuclear radiations

Transboundary Pollution

Pollution that starts in one country and crosses boundries into other contries

Industrial Revolution

The huge social and economic change in europe and the united states

Accidental pollution

The release of harmful substances into the enviorment

General pollution

The release of harmful substances into the enviorment as a result of everyday activites

Acid rain

rain that can cause damage to the enviorment because it contains acid created by chemicals in factory smoke and car exhaust

River system

a river and all the tributaries that flow into it

downwind

in the direction that the wind is blowing

Toxic chemicals

a chemical that us poisinous to humans and other living thing

Toxic waste

waste materials from industry that are poisinous to humans and other living things

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