Presence of matter (gas, liquid, solid) or energy (heat, noise, radiation) whose nature, location, or quantity directly or indirectly alters characteristics or processes of any part of the environment, and causes (or has the potential to cause) damage to the condition, health, safety, or welfare of animals, humans, plants, or property.

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  • When my gas cap seal got old it didn't create a vapor lock and was releasing fumes that contributed to the pollution.

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  • A few months after the new chemical factory opened, the large amount of pollution that was dumped into the ocean caused severe damage to the marine ecosystem.

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  • Not only was the air quality in her neighborhood decreasing due to the new factory that had opened up nearby, but the resulting noise pollution was becoming difficult to endure.

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