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acid rain
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Rain having a pH less than 5.6. The acidity results from chemical reactions occurring when water, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, generally released by industrial processes, are chemically transformed into sulphuric and nitric acids.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/51

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