Download e-book for iPad: America's Environmental Report Card: Are We Making the by Harvey Blatt

By Harvey Blatt

ISBN-10: 0262025728

ISBN-13: 9780262025720

Whereas the knowledge offered right here is probably not "new news," lots of fascinating evidence are made on hand, together with the breakdown of water utilization within the united states An stunning 41.2% of all water utilization is attributed to bathroom flushing!!! additionally incorporated within the water bankruptcy is a listing of artificial chemical compounds in our water provide, and from which industries they come.

Some very attention-grabbing evidence are provided that are new information, at the least to me; were you aware that dangerous waste might be legally injected into the ground???

Easy to learn, simply comprehensible, with pie charts, a assured visible reduction!

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This practice is not federally regulated, but all water used for drinking or crop irrigation must meet EPA purity standards. In other words, you can inject what you want but when you draw it back up to use it again it must meet safety standards. The nation of Israel is a leader in the use of purified recycled wastewater. The government projects that one-third of its water needs in 2010 will be met by reclaimed and recycled sewage water. Water Pollution Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.

18 The river’s banks are lined with city-sized chemical plants, which dump more than 50 million pounds of toxins annually. ” This section of America’s largest waterway contains 500 hazardous-waste sites and the highest concentration of manufacturers, users, and disposers of toxic chemicals in the United States. Most of the 100–150 industrial sites that line the river’s banks are petrochemical plants that manufacture products from petroleum, such as organic chemicals, pesticides, gasoline, plastics, and synthetic fibers.

Holston Ft. C. C. 2 Diagram of the TVA water-control system built during the nation’s dam-building frenzy (Tennessee Valley Authority). 1. The reservoirs behind them fill up. As the stream behind them stops it drops its load of sediment, mud and sand. 5 and 1 percent of reservoir capacity each year. Many existing reservoirs are now useless, filled with mud. Recent data suggest that 20 percent of America’s reservoirs will function for less than 50 years and only half will function for 100 years. 2.

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