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Analysis Paper 3 - Jason Nance Atrazine is used in Ohio...

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Jason Nance Atrazine is used in Ohio farms as is the second most common herbicide used to control weed growth in cornfields. It is now being found in water supplies and the EPA has decided that is a potential threat and has limited the amount that can be found in drinking water. The EPA will fine any city that is found to have more than three parts per billion over one year’s average. To prevent fines a city must treat their water supply to keep the levels that are requested by EPA. The cost for this treatment is now the sole responsibility of the city. They have to pay costly amounts to protect their citizens and to keep the EPA from fining them and driving up costs of drinking water for their residents. Cities and water suppliers are now filing a lawsuit to make atrazine manufactures compensate them for their losses. The question is who is right and who should have to pay these costs for treatment of the drinking water. I believe the correct course of action is to have the company that makes atrazine pay for the treatment of the water supplies. This seems to be the only fair option available. A company who is making a profit on providing this chemical to farmers should be held liable for their
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course ECET 220 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Austin.

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Analysis Paper 3 - Jason Nance Atrazine is used in Ohio...

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