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Title: The investigation of the Taff litter problem : report no. PL/EAE/89/2
Author: Gillian L. Davies
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The presence of significant quantities of debris and litter, particularly that strewn amongst bankside trees and other vegetation above the low water level of the river Taff, has caused major public and Local Authority concern culminating in calls for remedial action (Photograph 1). Differences in opinion exist as to the main sources of the litter and to whom responsibility falls for its removal. It was therefore proposed that the S.E. ^Environmental Appraisal Unit undertake an investigation into the problem with the following objectives: to describe, if possible quantitatively, the scale and extent of the litter problem in the Taff river corridor; to identify the types and major sources of litter present in the river corridor; to quantify the contribution of waterbourne sources of litter (ie. storm sewage overflows, surface water outfalls and STW effluents) relative to other sources and recommend means of improving and/or eliminating them; to clarify the legal position regarding responsibility for remedial action; to present the data to the relevant authorities and thus motivate and initiate joint action to alleviate the problem.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1989
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: RiversEnvironmental degradationWaste disposalHuman behaviourEnvironmental impact
Geographic Keywords: WalesSouth East Valleys
Extent: 16; + tables and figures
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3358
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