Pollution ranges from sediment discharges from natural
landslides contaminating water courses and drinking
supplies, through to farm and industrial runoff entering
groundwater, lakes and rivers.
Discharging contaminants into the air affects air quality in the
Bay of Plenty. Contaminants are discharged into air both from
natural sources and as a result of human activity.
Natural sources of contaminants into air include volcanoes,
other areas of geothermal activity, pollen, wind-blown dust, sea
spray, and organic breakdown.
For more information about the Bay of Plenty's air, visit our air pages.
Contact the pollution hotline if you have any problems with
air pollution - 0800 884 883
We need to monitor the level of contaminants to
establish trends in contaminant levels.
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