The Puget Sound, home to wildlife and some of the business of this region, is dirty. Specifically, it is dirty with the toxins in people’s lives. The Puget Sound may be recovering, but it is still polluted. With people polluting the Puget Sound, people, businesses, and marine life may be harmed. The Puget Sound is polluted, largely because of people’s actions.
Many chemicals that could be harmful to you are not just the ones they put into the ground, but some that come up from the ground can also harm you. Chemicals such as radioactive materials, bromide, heavy metals, hydrocarbons such as BTEX, highly concentrated salts, and other inorganic and organic compounds (Is Fracking A Good Idea?) If these are exposed to the environment they can be deadly health hazards. These such chemicals are dangerous to more than the environment, they are deadly to people
Some people say fracking is harmful to the environment by damaging nature and by causing water pollution. Some claim that fracking is damaging nature and the landscape; however, there is actually a new technology that help reduce the amount of wells that have to be made. In addition, some people claim that fracking contaminates the groundwater, even though there is no scientific evidence that fracking contaminates groundwater. As a result the National Groundwater Association and the government agency which represents the states have found no evidence that fracking is ruining the drinking water. (No Evidence of Groundwater Contamination from Fracking) In addition, there is sources that say that fracking doesn 't contaminate the groundwater like Lisa Jackson, the director of Environmental Protection Agency who said she is not aware of any proven case that says fracking affects the water.
Therefore, fracking will not continue because of its bad reputation. Fracking companies should also list the chemicals used in fracking fluids so that the contamination in water can be reversed. Linda Dong from dangersoffracking.com clearly explains that the underground water that is contaminated is permanent damage. Without knowing the chemicals in fracking fluids, better alternatives to harmful chemicals cannot be found. However, the fracking fluid that is left underground damages the environment that we live in.
Pollution can be physical chemical or biological and can affect water air or soil. Because of this, Mott Haven’s waterways is being affected by both these ways.With development, people tend to forget to take care of their environment. For instance, eutrophication people discard chemical waste in water which
Fracking is responsible for not only water quality but also for air quality since fracking frees some unhealthy chemicals to the air. Therefore, the ones who get the most negative effects are people who live gas drilling because the gas is taken by blowing off the water, sand, and chemical underground to destroy shale deposits. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) pointed out that the air polluted by fracking could causes several diseases, especially cancer.
Nutrient pollution coming from agricultural runoff and other fertilizers allows for the growth of species that upset the balance of the ecosystem such as Cattail, harmful algae bloom, and duckweed. The sulfur in the agricultural fertilizers leads to accumulation of toxic mercury in fish, birds, and mammals. Also, exotic animals or invasive species displaced native and threatens to disrupt the ecosystem balance. The purpose of this experiment is to determine how the water quality affects the Everglades ecosystem and how water pollution impacts different species. Urbanization is a big threat that contributes to poor water quality in water pollution.
This compound is insoluble in water but dissolves in organic solvents, fat, and oils. Because of this, dieldrin is very toxic to wildlife such as mammals, insects, and aquatic life. It bioaccumulates in organisms far from the initial point of release, shown in figure one. This is also a problem to humans as it poses a potential health
The PolyMet construction will not only build energy but it will process a damaging environment. More animals will become endangered and threatened. The land of many lakes and rivers will eventually be polluted to the point of poison. Also the acid and waste will cause human health issues like cancer. The discussion on having the Polymet may have a positive factor to the environment, but I strongly believe that it will have a negative outcome.
Acid precipitation can also adversely affects trees. There is speculation that sulfate and nitrate deposition affects the ability of trees to tolerate cold temperatures, and weakened trees are killed by cold conditions or become susceptible to diseases. Acid rain also affects a lake ecosystem by dissolving chemical elements necessary for life and keeping them in solution so they leave the lake with water outflow. It is also known that acid rain leaches metals, such as aluminum, lead, mercury, and calcium, from soils and rocks in a drainage basin and discharged them into rivers and lakes. The elevated concentrations of aluminum are particularly damaging to fish, because the metal can clog the gills and cause suffocation.