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Not retrievable, impossible to recover; a natural resource (such as a stream, fishery, wetland, or wildlife habitat) which would be lost forever as a consequence of a particular activity. One of the categories of impact that must be included in environmental impact statements in the US under the National Environmental Policy Act. The resource is irretrievable, but the action need not be irreversible.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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