Talk:Nonpoint source pollution
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The info on forestry and logging's effects on pollution are oversimplified to the point of being inaccurate. They also lack any sources. Myself or someone else knowledgeable about timber harvesting, forest engineering and forest hydrology should correct and clarify when they have a chance. Cfwschmidt (talk) 19:05, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Merge with non-point sources
This term could reasonably be applied to air (and other types of) pollution as well. I've always understood it as air pollution rather than water pollution.
Also the definition is a bit unreasonable. There seem to be two reasonable definitions: 1) hard to control because it's coming from many places which in turn are under little control (cars for example), or 2) hard to figure out where it's coming from (runoff), but both these definitions aren't very good because they're extremely artificial... where does one draw the line between runoff from multiple farms and runoff from a single farm for example. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 20:33, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
I agree with that non-point source polluation refers to all types of pollution: green, blue and brown. The big question is where to draw the line between localized and non-point source pollution. I would venture to say that it is a sliding scale and non-point source pollution is more of a catch phrase than an unambigious scientific term.
- No references have been provided that document the use of "nonpoint source" terminology for air pollution. The NOAA reference currently in the article does not associate the term with air pollution. Area source is commonly used to describe this air pollution concept, at least in the US (e.g., Clean Air Act). Moreau1 (talk) 03:30, 30 July 2016 (UTC)