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Source: OG

Level: 4

Which of the following best completes the passage below?

At a recent conference on environmental threats to the North Sea, most participating countries favored uniform controls on the quality of effluents, whether or not specific environmental damage could be attributed to a particular source of effluent. What must, of course, be shown, in order to avoid excessively restrictive controls, is that .

  • A any uniform controls that are adopted are likely to be implemented without delay
  • B any substance to be made subject to controls can actually cause environmental damage
  • C the countries favoring uniform controls are those generating the largest quantities of effluents
  • D all of any given pollutant that is to be controlled actually reaches the North Sea at present
  • E environmental damage already inflicted on the North Sea is reversible

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