Action program against air pollution and acidification

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Published by National Swedish Environmental Protection Board in [Stockholm] .

Written in English

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  • Air -- Pollution -- Sweden,
  • Air quality management -- Sweden,
  • Acid pollution of rivers, lakes, etc. -- Sweden

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StatementNational Swedish Environmental Protection Board.
ContributionsSweden. Statens naturvårdsverk.
LC ClassificationsTD883.7S8 A33 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination77 p.
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19662496M
ISBN 109175902125

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