Pollution_4.20112

Pollution_4.20112 - 4/15/11 1 Pollution Human Impact on the...

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Unformatted text preview: 4/15/11 1 Pollution Human Impact on the Earth 4/15/11 2 What is a pollutant? Something that is not where it is wanted, like a weed only much worse! Includes heat, noise, microorganisms, compounds that we recognize as toxic, like pesticides or industrial chemicals. But can include relatively benign compounds such as carbon dioxide or dirt. Japan, an advanced country Group of manmade diseases all caused by environmental pollution due to improper handling of industrial wastes Name of disease Cause Blame Year Minamata disease Mercury poisoning M Chisso chemical factory 1932 - 1968 Niigata Minamata disease Mercury poisoning M Shwa Electrical Works 1965 Yokkaichi Asthma Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide Air pollution in Yokkaichi 1961 Itai-itai disease Cadmium poisoning Mining in Toyama Prefecture 1912 3 Something that should concern you Japan's ocean radiation hits 7.5 million times legal limit The operator of stricken nuclear plant said Tuesday that it had found radioactive iodine at 7.5 million times the legal limit in a seawater sample taken near the facility Tepco continued releasing what it described as water contaminated with low levels of radiation into the sea to make room in on-site storage tanks for more highly contaminated water 4/15/11 4 4/15/11 5 Our Situation Pollution to Error, is Human Forgiveness, is not divine! If we dont clean the air, water and land we can suffer and even die. As Pogo says We have met the enemy and he is us. 4/15/11 6 Sand I Ego Error 17.8.06 4/15/11 7 What Happened? Millions of people have died and will die from Anthopogenic pollution! Assumptions that science and industry know what is best and have the answers are not always valid. Politics is the wildcard in this game. Many situations such as global warming are trumped by special interests. You can help prevent this! CA vehicle emission standards disallowed by EPA! HR 4572 Feb 2010 Section 302(g) of the Clean Air Act () is amended by adding the following at the end thereof: The term air pollutant shall not include any of the following solely on the basis of its effect on global climate change: (1) Carbon dioxide.(1) Carbon dioxide....
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