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Every year dead zones appear in lakes and nearshore waters. A dead zone is an area of hundreds of kilometers of ocean without fish or plant life (Figure 1.4). FIGURE 1.4. The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is created by the Mississippi River, which carries
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Apr 27, 2015 - b. too many algae. c. dead zones. d. two of the above. 4. Bacteria are most likely to contaminate water if it is polluted by a(n) a. oil refinery. b. chemical plant. c. nuclear power plant. d. sewage treatment plant. 5. Nuclear power p
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We need to reduce how much pollution ends up in the water ... The water is passed through filters that remove smaller particles from the water. This is called ...
Use water wisely. By conserving water, the amount of wastewater needing treatment and disposal will be reduced. Overwatering and runoff can carry pollutants into the storm drain system. Use and dispose hazardous substances properly. Always read the p
It includes the water that goes down your shower drain and that is flushed down your toilet. Instead of dumping wastewater directly into rivers, wastewater can be ...
In a marine ecosystem, algae are the producers. ... Ocean acidification occurs when excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes the oceans to become ...
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such as chemicals dumped through a drainage pipe or a specific landfill. Non-point sources are pollutants that may not be traceable to any one particular source, but a collection of pollutants that collectively cause contamination. These sources are
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Air is a mixture of various gases. One of the gases is 21% part of the air and is essential for the survival of human beings. This gas is. (a) nitrogen. (c) ozone. (b) oxygen. (d) argon. 2. Which of the following is not a source of air pollution? (a)
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Is polluted water like this only seen in developing nations? There is certainly polluted water in developed nations, but that water is cleaned and purified before it is put in taps and sent to people’s homes. Pollutants come from a variety of sources.
Freshwater and ocean pollution are serious global problems that affect the availability of safe drinking water, human health, and the environment. Waterborne diseases from water pollution kill millions of people in underdeveloped countries every year.
Sources of Water Pollution
Water pollution contributes to water shortages by making some water sources unavailable for use. In underdeveloped countries, raw sewage is dumped into the same water that people drink and bathe in. Even in developed countries, water pollution affects human and environmental health. Water pollution includes any contaminant that gets into lakes, streams, and oceans. The most widespread source of water contamination in developing countries is raw sewage. In developed countries, the three main sources of water pollution are described below. 1
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Wastewater from cities and towns contains many different contaminants from many different homes, businesses, and industries ( Figure 1.1). Contaminants come from: • • • • •
Sewage disposal (some sewage is inadequately treated or untreated). Storm drains. Septic tanks (sewage from homes). Boats that dump sewage. Yard runoff (fertilizer and herbicide waste).
FIGURE 1.1 Municipal and agricultural pollution.
Large numbers of sewage spills into San Francisco Bay are forcing cities, water agencies and the public to take a closer look at wastewater and its impacts on the health of the bay. QUEST investigates the causes of the spills and what’s being done to prevent them. Watch the investigation at http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/wastewater-woes-sewage-spills-in-sf-bay/.
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Factories and hospitals spew pollutants into the air and waterways ( Figure 1.2). Some of the most hazardous industrial pollutants include: • Radioactive substances from nuclear power plants and medical and scientific sources. 2
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Chapter 1. Water Pollution
Heavy metals, organic toxins, oils, and solids in industrial waste. Chemicals, such as sulfur, from burning fossil fuels. Oil and other petroleum products from supertanker spills and offshore drilling accidents. Heated water from industrial processes, such as power stations.
FIGURE 1.2 Industrial Waste Water: Polluted water coming from a factory in Mexico.
different colors of foam indicate various chemicals in the water and industrial pollution.
Runoff from crops, livestock, and poultry farming carries contaminants such as fertilizers, pesticides, and animal waste into nearby waterways ( Figure 1.3). Soil and silt also run off farms. Animal wastes may carry harmful diseases, particularly in the developing world.
FIGURE 1.3 The high density of animals in a factory farm means that runoff from the area is full of pollutants.
Fertilizers that run off of lawns and farm fields are extremely harmful to the environment. Nutrients, such as nitrates, in the fertilizer promote algae growth in the water they flow into. With the excess nutrients, lakes, rivers, and bays 3
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• Municipal pollution comes from sewage, storm drains, septic tanks, boats, and runoff from yards. • Industrial pollution, from factories and hospitals, includes radioactive substances; heavy metals and other pollutants in industrial waste; by-products of fossil fuel burning; oil and other petroleum products; and heat from factories and power plants. • Agricultural pollutants include wastes from animals, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and soil. Practice
Use this resource to answer the questions that follow. http://www.watersheds.org/earth/karstmovie.htm Click on non point pollution and the various pushpins. 1. What type of pollutants do houses create? 2. How do pollutants from cars enter the groundwater? 3. How does farming cause pollution? 4. How do towns contribute to water pollution? 5. How do sinkholes contribute to water pollution? Review
1. How can fertilizers, which help things grow, be pollutants? 2. Why is raw sewage a major pollutant in some countries but not in developed countries? 3. How could heat be a pollutant? What damage could it cause?
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