Nitrate or total oxidised nitrogen concentrations in different sized European rivers
Total oxidised nitrogen (TON) is the sum of nitrate and nitrite. Some countries monitor TON instead of nitrate. Nitrite levels are often much lower than nitrate, and therefore for the purposes of this assessment, nitrate and TON are considered to be approximately equivalent.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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