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12:38 Aug 22, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Causante
...la publicación: "Predio contaminado: Responsabilidad incierta ante la imposibilidad de identificar al causante del daño ambiental"....

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bea
English translation:see below
Explanation:
...publication "Contaminated land: Uncertain about the responsibility due to the impossibility of identifying what caused the damage to the environment"...

Could be "the cause of" but in this context it is better to use the above.
Selected response from:

Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 22:16
Grading comment
Thank you very much for your help!!!!.

Bea
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Summary of answers provided
naOriginator
Russell Gillis
naoriginator/sourcexxxSapper
naagentEdward Donovan
nasource of environmental damageYvette Camou
naI would say...
Elinor Thomas
nasee belowCarolina Ramirez


  

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10 mins
see below


Explanation:
...publication "Contaminated land: Uncertain about the responsibility due to the impossibility of identifying what caused the damage to the environment"...

Could be "the cause of" but in this context it is better to use the above.


    Oxford Spanish Dictionary
Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 22:16
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 42
Grading comment
Thank you very much for your help!!!!.

Bea

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Maria

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Megdalina
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28 mins
I would say...


Explanation:
who caused the damage...
From your sentence I understand they can not identify the person/organization/company which caused the damage.

good luck! :)

Elinor

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 23:16
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 247

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Heathcliff

Megdalina
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1 hr
source of environmental damage


Explanation:
also: source of environmental pollution, if appropriate. It is very important to determine what originated or caused that damage, not who caused it. The solution to this problem lies on the source. Finger-pointing has never been the solution.

Yvette Camou
Mexico
Local time: 19:16
PRO pts in pair: 45

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Megdalina
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2 hrs
agent


Explanation:
Can be a who or a what

Edward Donovan
United States
Local time: 22:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4

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Heathcliff

Megdalina
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11 hrs
Originator


Explanation:
Clearly the text is referring to a party that caused environmental damage. I believe originator captures this meaning best and in the least number of words.

Russell Gillis
Local time: 20:16
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 667

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Heathcliff
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12 hrs
originator/source


Explanation:
If it is thought that a person or enterprise is the possible cause of the damage, then "Originator: would be suitable, but if it is the source of the damage in a wider sense that is meant, then I would go for "source".

xxxSapper

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