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Published by Central Pollution Control Board in Delhi .
Written in English



  • India.


  • Oil pollution of water.,
  • Oil spills -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Marine pollution -- India.

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About the Edition

With reference to India.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 65).

SeriesCoastal pollution control series ;, COPOCS/26/2001-2002, Coastal pollution control series ;, COPOCS/2001-2002/26.
ContributionsIndia. Central Pollution Control Board.
LC ClassificationsQH545.O5 O53 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination78 p. :
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3718727M
LC Control Number2003334229

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