Final Project SCI 275 - Final Project SCI 275 Mitigation...

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Final Project SCI 275 Mitigation Strategies and Solutions for Water Pollution SCI 275 Instructor: Tammi Regianelli Written by: Christiana Rivera Freshwater is one of the leading causes of concern for Environmentalist’s around the world. Scientists are finally being heard by the public, 07/18/2010
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Final Project SCI 275 government and industrial businesses about the eminent dangers the future of our Freshwater will have if we continue to allow pollution and waste to go untreated. Water pollution is the contamination of water such as lakes, rivers, oceans, and groundwater caused by human activities, this contamination can be harmful to organisms and plants that live in these types of water bodies. These bodies of water are extremely important for the living and survival of the human race and are not only affected by our irresponsibility. Water pollutants are divided into many categories but there are two primary categories: direct and indirect contaminant sources Indirect sources include contaminants that enter the water supply from soils/ groundwater systems and from the atmosphere via rain water. These contaminants often include human products like fertilizer and pesticides and oils or parts from improperly disposed of wastes. Direct sources include waste from factories, refineries and garbage treatment plants that leak fluids directly into freshwater supplies. Our supply of Freshwater relies on a hydrologic cycle where water continuously circulates between the air and the surface of the earth. Without this type of balance terrestrial life is at risk. We impact this evolution of water by not ONLY the two sources listed above but by mere ignorance of the human population. Littering is another main component in why our water systems are in dire need of government intervention. There are still garbage facilities on waterways that are not heavily regulated and are not monitored at a government or state level. These regulations are not enforced. In an ideal world all waste that cannot be recycled would be outlawed. The 07/18/2010
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Final Project SCI 275 costs of a pollution free society would be very high. The other extreme is to live in a society where there is no pollution control. Research has proven that the Human race is not the other factor in the degradation of our water and its uses, the environment itself is an ever- changing entity that impacts our water systems. Global warming is affecting our sea levels at an alarming rate, the Floridian aquifers is at dangerously low levels and it is one of our major sources of freshwater. WE are not allowing the natural reproduction of water to fill the underground storage and are making very slow progress on attempting to fix the situation. If we look at other countries and their water dilemmas, being without access
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