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ID: GMAT-CR-9
Section: Verbal Reasoning - Critical Reasoning
Topic: Assumption of the Argument
Difficulty level: Hard

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All industrial effluents generated in the town of Dombeyville are released into the river that flows through the town. The medium and large industries in the town account for 75 percent of these industrial effluents. To reduce the amount of toxic materials in the town's industrial effluents by 75 percent in the next five years, the town council has mandated all the medium and large industries in the town to set up their own effluent treatment plants within five years so that they release effluents only after chemically removing all toxic materials.

The town council's plan to reduce the amount of toxic materials released into the river by 75 percent makes which of the following assumptions?

AThe total amount of industrial effluents generated in the town five years later should not be more than the total amount generated at present.
BThe amount of industrial effluents generated by small industries in the town should not increase in the next five years.
CThe proportion of toxic materials in the effluents generated by the large and medium industries in the town is and remains, for the next five years, not less than the proportion for the other industries.
DNo new licenses to start medium and large industries in the town should be granted for the next five years.
ENo new licenses to start small industries in the town should be granted for the next five years.