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There are three classes of residuals flows. The largest and most significant flows are from the national economy to the national environment. Secondly, the discharge from production which is made directly into a different environment. The last type of residual flow is the transmission of residuals from one environmental sphere to another by natural mechanisms; for example, residuals carried in air currents or flowing water bodies.

Source Publication:
United Nations, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Bank, 2005, Handbook of National Accounting: Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting 2003, Studies in Methods, Series F, No.61, Rev.1, Glossary, United Nations, New York, paras. 3.91-3.93.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, July 5, 2005