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dc.contributor.authorNjuguna, Stephen Gichuki
dc.coverage.spatialKenya, Nairobi, Nairobi R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-16T14:14:47Z
dc.date.available2015-05-16T14:14:47Z
dc.date.issued1979
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1834/6794
dc.description.abstractNairobi River flowing through Kenya's capital city provides an excellent example of a heavily polluted river. Pollution of the Nairobi River (Kenya) has gone on unabated for 75 years. But prior to the Second World War the pollution most likely would have been organic material and railroad oil waste. After the Second World War pollution become a complex mixture of urban sewage, industrial effluents and surface runoff containing large amounts of silt. The present major sources of the river pollution in the section through the city are the two city sewage treatment plants, the Nairobi Railway yards and various factories and oil companies in the industrial area. The water in the river is black, extremely odorous with bubbles of methane and hydrogen sulphide, and contains large amounts of dark suspended material. Unsightly oil slicks float on the surface completely coating and killing any emergent aquatic vegetation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePollution effects on a tropical stream: the Nairobi River.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue3en_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titlePost Kenyaen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume4en_US
dc.description.statusPublisheden_US
dc.format.pagerangepp.8-13en_US
dc.subject.asfaPollution effectsen_US
dc.subject.asfaEnvironmental impact
dc.subject.asfaMan-induced effects
dc.subject.asfaSewage
dc.subject.asfaIndustrial wastes
dc.subject.asfaOrganic wastes
dc.subject.asfaWaste water
dc.subject.asfaRunoff
dc.subject.asfaUrbanization
dc.subject.asfaUrban runoff
dc.type.refereedNot Knownen_US
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