Report of Working Group for the international study of the pollution of the North Sea and its effects on living resources and their exploitation
A Working Group to carry out this study was established by the Council in 1971. The Group has endeavoured to assess the input of various pollutants to the North Sea. through (a) domestic sewage disposal, (b) industrial discharges both directly and via rivers, estuaries and fjords, (c) dumping and (d) atmospheric deposition. Data on these inputs have been derived by means of an Inputs Questionnaire sent to member countries of the Council, and a summary of the totals as obtained from the replies is given in Table 5.