The geography of pollution. A study of Greater Manchester

C. M. Wood, N. Lee, J. A. Luker, P. J W Saunders

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    This study was begun as part of a review of environmental pollution research requirements of the Science and Social Science Research Councils. The geographical interrelationships with and influence on the different types of pollution were examined in the densely populated, industrialized and polluted area of Greater Manchester, England. The basic physical, socioeconomic and industrial characteristics of the Manchester area are considered and data from studies on the spacial nature of pollution are discussed. Air, land, water and noise pollution are examined with regard to their major sources and the damage they cause. Pollution differences among local municipal divisions are described and the pollution levels of the Manchester area are compared with those of the North West region of Britain and the entire country. The organizational structure of pollution control policies and their implementation are examined, particularly with attention to the disadvantaged areas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationManchester
    PublisherManchester University Press
    Publication statusPublished - 1974


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