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Unformatted text preview: o salt concentration Minamata Bay o Waste full of mercury dumpedin Japan o Worked way up food chain in bioaccumulation o Fish dying off o Cats went crazy- 1940 o Children get brain damage- 1956 o Doctor diagnosed, but factory pressured him to keep quiet o Fisherman attacked factory in 1959 o 10 years later mercury stopped, In mean time, hundreds died from mercury poisoning o Lawsuit in 1977, factory lost o Bay free of mercury in 1997, from dredging Chainsaws o Cut trees 100- 1000 times faster Automobiles o Railroad hugely impact forest Nuclear Power o Energy efficient o But not safe...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEOG 003 taught by Professor Rain during the Spring '08 term at GWU.
- Spring '08