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Liquid waste flowing out of a factory, farm, commercial establishment, or a household into a water body such as a river, lake, or lagoon, or a sewer system or reservoir. Waste discharged into air is called emission.

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When the effluent of manufacturing, especially those involving heavy use of chemicals, can cause severe damages to the environment and can poison people and animals that are exposed to it.
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If you have an industrial plant you must make sure that there is no effluent waste polluting the environment near by.
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You must always do proper checks to make sure that your industrial plant is not leaking any effluent waste into the environment.
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