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polluter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpolluterpol‧lut‧er /pəˈluːtə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 a person or organization that causes pollution 🔊 The polluter should pay for the cost of the clean-up.big/major/main etc polluter 🔊 a list of Canada’s worst polluters
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polluterIn the South-West, 90 polluters were fined a total of £23,000, mostly for illegally high discharges of agricultural slurry.He typically determines the nature and level of the demands to be made of a polluter.The Environmental Protection Agency could not collect an average of $ 8 million a day in fines and Superfund settlements against polluters.The secretive negotiations between administrators and polluters meant there was no public accountability.The defence and energy departments, impervious to markets, are among the country's biggest polluters.Increasingly, the courts search for past polluters and pass the bill to them.All others should be brought up to modern standards using the principle that the polluter pays.big/major/main etc polluterThe water authorities thus not only set and enforce pollution standards, they are major polluters themselves.The defence and energy departments, impervious to markets, are among the country's biggest polluters.
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