Water Pollution Problems

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Water Pollution is the addition of harmful chemicals to natural water. Sources of water pollution in the United States include industrial waste, runoff from fields treated with chemical fertilizers, and run-off from areas that have been mined.(Dictionary.com).The issue of water pollution has a long history around the world. Water Pollution is one of the leading causes of death in Africa and some parts of Asia. For some, such as Africans and Americans, the issue of water pollution has a particular significance to those who are poverty-stricken.Recently the case of Flint, Michigan has drawn attention to the subject of water pollution. This strikes the question of “Is it possible that we are going to run out of water?” , The melancholic truth…show more content…
As water pollution standards mature, environmental impact assessment and pollution accountability will increase. Many stakeholders now assume they have the right to fresh, clean water, and as much of it as they want. Where the water begins to run out, violent confrontations can occur. In Klamath, Oregon—the site of a furious water controversy between farmers, various agencies of the federal and state government, and environmentalists—violence erupted in 2006 as Native American children were assaulted on their school bus by farmers angry at their loss of water. Although the Klamath tribe tried to avoid the controversy, they do have water rights by treaty and law. The farmers’ property rights lawsuit, claiming that they owned the water as a property right, was dismissed in a 57-page opinion in federal court. In 2007, Vice President Dick Cheney was investigated by a House committee to see if he had illegally intervened in this dispute and commanded federal agencies to let agribusiness get the water. The committee was unable to find conclusive proof that Cheney directly gave incriminating orders. In 2010, the governors of Oregon and California, the U.S. secretary of the interior, and leaders of Native American tribes signed an agreement in part establishing water-sharing rights between farmers and fishers.(Hamilton,

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