SIMON FRASER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SIMON FRASER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
River pollution. Close-up of scum caused by pollution in the South Tyne river some 40 miles upstream from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Pollutants include sheep dip pesticides, run-off water from a rubbish dump, and acid rain pollution from the Pennine hills. Pollution also comes from dumps of toxic lead and cadmium waste, the result of two centuries of lead and silver mining nearby.
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