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Published by Environment Canada, Environmental Protection Service in Ottawa, Ont .
Written in English


  • Mercury -- Environmental aspects -- Japan.,
  • Mercury -- Environmental aspects -- Canada.

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Statementby L. Buffa.
SeriesEconomic and technical review -- EPS 3-WP-76-7, Environmental Protection Service report series -- EPS 3-WP-76-7.
ContributionsCanada. Environmental Protection Service., Canada. Water Pollution Control Directorate.
LC ClassificationsTD"196"M38"B84"1976
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 81 p. :
Number of Pages81
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20651322M

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