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Environmental engineering
About 52,000 environmental engineers work in the United States.  To improve the qualities of air, water, and land, they not only mobilize all the technologies at hand but actively develop environment friendly industrial processes.  The American Academy of Environmental Engineers is sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and other professional organizations involved in public health, public works, waste management, and environmental protection and remediation.


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