Both the state and federal governments have just declared a state of emergency for Flint, Michigan, yet (“even though” instead of “yet”?) the people of Flint have been without clean drinking water since 2014. After switching the city’s drinking water supply from Detroit’s water to the Flint river, lead infected the water that Flint’s residents rely on due to aging water pipes and polluted river water. This water crisis has not received the attention it requires. In order to solve this problem, it is important to understand how this problem started, how people are impacted day to day, and the long term consequences of this crisis.
After several months the burner manufacturer shipped some improved nozzles that would allow them to process 9 yards of dirt per day with the same effort and less fuel. A new rule, applying the clean air act, required an air pollution permit from our state’s new army of EPA funded clean air regulators if they increased processing capacity over 5 yards per day. The cost of that new permit was $120,000 plus all the additional regulators and inspections now involved in the project, and would cause a delay of several months. No other modifications were needed, this was only for the cost of compliance. They opted not to install the improved fuel efficiencies.
The world is far from perfect. There are tons of problems that affect the world. Some of these problems include: human trafficking, modern day slavery, over population, lack of resources, religious tensions, and disease. Around 63 million people die every year, that is about 2 people every second. Many of the world’s problem stem from a lack of clean and sustainable drinking water for all.
Read more at http://www.livescience.com/31952-lake-superior.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Superior 6. Wallowa Lake Wallowa Lake is located south of Joseph, Oregon at an elevation of 4,372 feet. It was formed by glaciers in the Pleistocene period and is surrounded by moraines, or accumulations of rock and debris from glaciers. First inhabited by the Wallowa band of Nez Perce Indians before Oregon became a state, the area was given to them in the Treaty of 1855. When the gold rush began the government started treaty negotiations intended to remove Wallowa country from the reservation but the Nez Perce refused to sign.
The government gives the Neskantaga people $250,000 annually, which goes towards running a water treatment system that continuously tests positive for harmful chemicals after being filtered. The confusing part is, is that the government spends $1,000,000 flying in bottled water. Instead of giving these First Nations only $250,000 to fix their treatment plant give them some of the $1,000,000 that 's spent
But now in the 21st century the United States, is facing problems that are usually seen in third world countries. Flint, Michigan is facing a crisis where their community is unable to access clean drinking water, which people need to survive. This issue is extremely important because everyone needs water to stay alive. But this isn’t the only time when people weren’t able to access basic needs and suffered because of it. In 1904-1908 the Hereo and Nama people had
It is believed when a country is being infected by such a terrifying disease a significant loss to certain businesses would possibly happen. Based on a study made by Garret, the author supports this statement in his survey on the economic effects in the 1918 influenza pandemic that most businesses majoring the service and entertainment sectors had experienced great lost in earnings during a flu pandemic (Garret, 2008). Dow (2015) also mentions in her report that, one of the problems that scare Melbourne living activities is influenza pandemic by a reason that the harmful virus could possibly cause the shutting down of public transport services, sports matches cancellation and school closure. Moreover, absenteeism of employees due to the infection of the virus can cause the company to experience insufficient workers and eventually lessen the productivity and efficiency of the production rate. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that due to the widespread disease, the workplace will experience absenteeism of workers approximately 40 percent because of health concern or death in the workforces (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2009).
The study revealed that more than 50 % of nurse participants reported the experience to be extremely or very stressful. Disaster health workers faced a particular challenges such as working in an unfamiliar environment, uncertainty about future, limited orientation, in addition to legal concerns about clinical assignments. Furthermore, the nurses who participated in
In 1975 an official census was taken and concluded that the population of Somalia was approximately 10,616,380.2 Since then because of the famine and clan wars that have plagued Somalia, the census bureau has been unable to acquire a more recent and updated population estimate. Of the approximately 10.6 million people who call Somalia their home, in 2014 almost 35,000 living adults were infected with either HIV or AIDS.2 If that wasn’t bad enough the people of Somalia are constantly trying to avoid contracting a number of other bacteria and diseases. Some of the worst are a protozoal diarrhea, Hepatitis A&E, typhoid fever, dengue fever, malaria and rabies.2 Because of the combination of these diseases and bacteria accompanied by the
When emergency protocol went out, only fifteen nursing homes evacuated and 37 didn’t. When people came to rescue they had to go by either boat or air. 10 years later it’s still not right to say that New Orleans is back ( 10 Years After Katrina ). The recovery process can take up to 20 years to get back to original or at least close to it. In fact 1 in 3 people that lived in New Orleans came back while the others didn’t.
Exercise 7-13 I have to announce everyone in the group that we will not be able to meet the June 1 commitment to ship 100 operating tables to Southeast Surgical Supplies. To be clear, we only have 30 tables on hand as a report of this morning. However, this is not our fault entirely. Six months ago, purchasing warned us about shrinking supplies and suggested we buy as much as we could in advance for the next 12 months. We tried to follow their advice, but we were never be able to buy supplies in advance due to company’s policy about never buying more than three months worth of materials in advance.
Recent studies have shown that the water in Flint, Michigan has been contaminated by a horrible health impact, lead. This has happened because nearly two years ago, the state of Michigan decided to save money by switching Flint’s water supply from Lake Huron, to the Flint River a notorious tributary that runs through town known to locals for its filth. This has led to many terrible effects shown in both children and adults. The many effects lead has on children and adults are very drastic if not taken care of properly they could have lifetime effects. Dangerous effects lead can lead to that effect children.