Factsheet: Nitrates

Nitrates

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Description: 
This Decree-Law establishes the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. It consists of 13 articles and 5 annexes specifying that the objectives of this Decree-Law are to reduce and avoid the freshwater pollution caused by the said fertilizers. Annexes specify the criteria of identification of polluted waters, methods to use such fertilizers, etc.
Goal/Aim: 
Water protection against nitrate pollution of agricultural origin.

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