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Water Pollution

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Darion Helberg

on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of Water Pollution

By:Darion Helberg &
Joel Harrison Water Polution Problems Farmers
Sewer Dumping
Citizens Farmers put Fertilizers,
pestisides to protect there
crops but there not protecting
our water. In one week a typical
cruise ship generates
210,000 gallons of
sweage. They also produce 1,000,000 gallons of gray
water from showers, sinks, dishwashers, and clothes washeres....
AND MUCH MUCH MORE!! 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated
sewage, stormwater, and industrial
waste are discharged into the US
waters anually. Effects a.)LOCALLY
Its killing our fish. b.)NATIONALLY
Also killing our fish,
and is creating dirty
water. c.)GLOBALLY
There is not enough
clean water. Solutions a.)What is being done?
People are trying to clean our water. b.)What should be done?
This is what should be done but we should be doinga better job of it. Examples of Polution -40% of Americas rivers are too poluuted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life -The Mississippi River(which drains nearly 40% of the continental US, including its central farm lands) 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollution into the gulf of Mexico each year. Resulting hypoxic coastal dead zone in the Gulf each summer is about the size of Massachusetts History In 1970-1971 authorities began to prevent water pollution in public areas for the well being of people and aquatic life, from factories and local businesses . The Coastal zone act is a example of a law that was amended in 1972 to prevent the distribution of nonpoint source pollution control. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! The End
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