Water Pollution Annotated Bibliography

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Bailey McTigue
Professor Wick
ENC 1102 Writing and Rhetoric
13 February 2018
Water Pollution
An Annotated Bibliography

Critical Preface
The problem that I care to research about is water pollution. As an environmentalist and someone who cares about the environment, I understand that water pollution is a big deal. I have always loved to research things that humans do to damage the environment. A cause of water pollution is oil spills from big oil tankers. Oil gets into the water and kills the marine life. As I did my research, I asked myself some questions to expand my knowledge on the topic and find more information on water pollution. "Should the government put laws on oil companies?" Five information-seeking questions that I asked are, "How
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"Water pollution: An introduction to causes, effects, solutions." Explain that Stuff, 4 June 2017, www.explainthatstuff.com/waterpollution.html.
- The author of this source is Chris Woodford he has an MA in Natural Sciences. Woodford has written many science-related books, and he is on a science advisory council to oversee other people's scientific books. He has won awards such as the National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book award, and The American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for Books 2016. One of his books was named the Top Ten Physics Books of 2015. Woodford is writing this to educate the people who want to know more about water pollution for he lists everything one would need to know. This is an update source as of June 4th, 2017. In his article, he speaks of what water pollution is as a whole. He goes into detail of different sources of the pollution in our waters. Woodford explains how water pollution affects us as a population and mentions ways we can stop or reduce the pollution that enters our waters.
Water Pollution." NRDC, 20 Dec. 2016,
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The article written by NOAA, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration. This they are a government organization part of the US Department of Commerce. This article is up to date, it was last revised on January 29th 2018. This article is about why we made oil tankers switch from a single hull to a double hull. It discusses the Prince William Sound oil spill that lead to the double hull initiative.
Library research
Marquiss, Karen D. K. The Exxon Valdez oil spill: industry response and the evolution of environmental policy. 2007.
- This source provides data from Prince William Sound. It has data from ten years before and after the oil spill occurred in 1989. It discusses how laws and practices changed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred. It shows how different groups got engaged to make a difference. This is a book that presents water pollution problems.
Double-Hull tanker legislation an assessment of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. National Academy Press, 1998.
- This source is a book that discusses the way the oil tankers were reinvented after the oil spill in Prince William Sound. How we did away with the single hull tanker and now the double hull oil tanker is the new standard. It discusses the impacts the new double hull standard has on reducing water pollution. This source is a solution to water

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