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Title: A report on the investigation of the Taff litter problem
Author: Gillian L. Davies
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Significant quantities of litter accumulate in the river Taff, particularly amongst bankside vegetation above the low water level, which causes a great deal of public concern. Potential sources of litter in the catchment are many and diffuse, therefore this investigation was carried out to identify and quantify the main components and sources of the litter. Bankside litter assessments were made at 22 sites on the Taff Fawr and 1 on the Taff Fechan between 22nd May-6th June 1989, using qualitative and semi-quantitative techniques. The diversity and total amount of litter within the 35 categories recorded generally increased with distance downstream. Although potential point sources were identified and assessed, the general accumulation of litter was such that downstream of Pontypridd, no specific inputs were identified as major contributors to the problem.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1989
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: Environmental degradationWaste disposalBehaviourPollution surveys
Geographic Keywords: WalesSouth East Valleys
Extent: n.p. [35]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3473
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