Construction Of Construction And Construction Essay

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Construction Pollutants
Construction work is essential in order for our society to expand and develop. However, construction work can take a toll on the environment and the community around it. Air, water, and noise pollution are the three main pollutants that affect the environment and community.
Air pollution mainly comes from the toxins emitted by the construction equipment. According to the US EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, “A single bulldozer engine can emit as much particulate matter as more than 500 cars”(Construction equipment, 2015). Construction equipment emits nitrogen oxide (NOx), hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM) (Gray, 2015).
Water pollution can be caused by run offs from construction sites. Diesel, oil, paint, cleaners, and other harmful chemicals can run off into nearby water sources. When these pollutants run off into nearby water sources, the water becomes undrinkable for animals and people due to it being poisoned.
When people think of pollution, many people don’t consider noise to be one. However, construction sites do have noise pollution. Noise pollution can be caused by loud construction sites, which can carry for long distances. Noise pollution can be a nuisance for people that live in the area. Many regulations have been put into place to protect people, animals, and the environment. But all of these regulations don’t prevent all of the pollutants that are released into the environment. Construction…

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