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Unformatted text preview: John Ackerman Jr. English 1140 P. Wise Component Profile The Ottawa River is devastated by many forms of pollutants. These vary from excess siltation, temperature, and foreign species, to leaking sewage, pesticide runoff, and trash. Some of these problems cannot be corrected by a single person, most of them involve a large-scope problem or something that industry is responsible for. There are a few important pollutants that can be corrected by everyday actions of individuals. The pollutant I am speaking of is a type of non-point solution. (RAP) Meaning, it doesnt come from a definite source, such as an industrial plant, but rather from general human uses. In metropolitan areas the drainage systems are very elaborate in order to discourage flooding which can cause structural damage and dangerous situations. In cities and their surrounding areas, like the Toledo area, a majority of the flat land is covered with sheets of asphalt for...
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- Spring '07