“Oil-sands crude is more corrosive to pipelines than normal crude oil and difficult to clean up if spilled […] The greatest concerns would be a spill or leak near environmentally sensitive places such as wetlands, streams and rivers, shallow groundwater areas, areas near water intakes for drinking water or for commercial/industrial uses, and areas with populations of sensitive wildlife or plant species” (Palliser 2012, 9). If there would be a leak or the crude oil would spill into water, humans could be gravely impacted. There has been research done in the Fort Chipewyan community, in which researchers found that among these people the rates of cancer were higher. This community is near tar-sands operations, downstream of the Athabasca River in Canada. Moreover, the tar-sands pollutants can increase chances of asthma, heart and lung disease (Palliser 2012, 9-10).
The fertilizer mill Jurgis is working at is extremely unsafe. Sinclair notes the time and symptoms in order to show toxicity of the workspace many worker had to endure. When Jurgis’s blood is compared as an engine throbbing, it shows that Jurgis is not in a good condition because when an engine is throbbing, it is a sign of not working properly. It is also important to note that Jurgis had to endure this pain because it was the only job left for him to support his family. A lot of sacrifices were made in spite of health concerns.
The forests always had occasional fires for as long as there had been a forest, but the frequency and the severity of man-made fires resulted in a negative environmental impact as well as social discontent over forest depletion. Large scale fires result in a loss of topsoil. The hot temperatures reached in large fires burns away the topsoil and organic material in the soil that is vital to the health of the forest. Less vegetation as a result of forest fires doubles the amount of runoff flowing into mountain streams, and increases the speed at which snow melts and fills streams. Effects such as these can have unpredictable effects on the environment.
One of the most dangerous issues with air pollution is dust and soot. “African-Americans are about three times as likely to die from exposure to it” than the general population (Stein). Polluted air can destroy the ozone layer that protects us from the sun. The solution is applying and enforcing government regulations on pollution. I find it ironic that the air that you breathe in order to live can kill you.
The cells are permanently damaged from the smoke. When you vape and inhale the vapor from the device, the vapor coats the inside of the alveoli of the lungs where the nicotine, alcohol, vegetable oil, flavoring, and other ingredients are directly and immediately diffused into the blood. This immediate diffusion into the blood is very harmful because not only is the blood affected, but the tissue and the lungs are affected directly as well. The alcohol and the vegetable oil in the ‘vape juice’ can cause lung cancer and severe cough or
Without charcoal to smelt metals, humans would not have come out of the copper age and into the bronze and iron ages. Charcoal fueled the forges that made the weapons and tools that made societies more successful. Making charcoal wasn’t easy, so it took skilled workers to make it. This made it a profession of its own, and it was traded throughout the ancient world. Charcoal’s impact on ancient civilizations and technology spans across millennia affecting many aspect of ancient cultures, and without it, ancient technology and life would not
But lets carry on,coal mining is a good thing for most. This is because most people need power just to do their job. And without power from coal what would they do? That is the main quistion most wonder about. I think the economy without power would just go crazy,because it would lead to no comunication witch would be
There are many problems that threatens society and one problem in particular, air pollution is a problem that threatens everyone. Air pollution is the contamination of air with pollutants that are harmful to humans, animals, and the environment. It began to be a problem when humans discovered the uses of fire and then the amount of air pollution exponentially grew after the industrial revolution, and is still a problem even today. The largest causes of air pollution are from human activities such as burning of fossil fuels and gas emissions from manufacturing plants. There are ways that ordinary people can help contribute to prevent air pollution and or else face the dangerous consequences of polluted air.
Crime had become more rampant in the cities. Several examples exist in the royal family and the Emperors. Examples include Nero, who was not only exceptionally cruel, but so out of tune with the needs of his people that, it is expected, he lit a fire in the city that burned a large portion of it to the ground. Even if he didn 't do this, he certainly took advantage of the situation by building an extremely large and luxurious palace for himself. Another internal factor was corruption, oppression, and other problems with the government.
During that day the plant began refining natural gas, releasing hydrogen sulphide which is very deadly into the atmosphere. This gas was trapped near the ground and resulted in deaths of 22 people and 320 were hospitalized. The weather condition which was foggy together with the toxic released was held responsible for the death of people in Poza Rica. (Usepa, 2003) 2.6. London Fog (1952) The most dramatic and detrimental incident occurred in London Fog.
David Biello states that “leaks from badly cased wells contaminated drinking water wells—and one even exploded” which shows that when things are not done properly problems can occur (Scientific American). Since fracking fluid is made up of a high percentage of water, contains many harmful chemicals, and this creates
Unit 6 Writing Assignment My position on this situation is that the Mayor made an ill-informed, but well-intentioned decision that will undoubtedly result in confusion and frustration. With that being stated, I think that the decision to put the NYPD in a position to take full initial command in situations involving hazardous materials is a terrible idea for two reasons; these reasons are because fire departments are better equipped to handle these emergencies and it unnecessarily fuels the fire in the feud between police and firefighters. I think that fire departments are more equipped to handle HAZ-MAT situations because more often than police officers on average, firefighters are more highly trained in HAZ-MAT situations and techniques.
Volcanoes are formed as mountains that can be deadly. The tornado-like winds and ash from the eruption, opposed to the magma, is the most deadly part of a volcano. These winds are called “pyroclastic flow” and are very powerful that destroy lots. “The pyroclastic flow is similar to strong wind storms called hurricanes”(Lassieur 3). These winds are often the worst kind of destruction that surrounding land can suffer from.
Ryan, you make a good point mentioning that fracking towns set up to mine the gas increase crime, illness, and stress on rural communities. This affects every country with fracking towns, regardless if it is a developing country or not. Stress is an important aspect related to health, and stress increase in the entire population of a fracking town will also increase the illnesses of these people. These illnesses can make the fracking workers decrease on their work efficiency, that can lead to very important mistakes that could harm other or result in mistakes that can contaminate the environment around the fracking towns. I know I sound very pessimistic, but under constant (even permanent) stress (plus illness) people tend to work less efficiently
Fire became something to fear, and this fear was how firemen, like Beatty, became so powerful. Fire also symbolised parts of Montag. Like a roaring fire, Montag was fierce, uncontrollable, and quite destructive. Acting spontaneously, Montag’ let’s his passion guide him when he pulls out the book in front of the other housewives, and when he burns Beatty to death