Cost Effective Solution To Pollution

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Harrison Showalter
Dr. Shope
English 1102
February 9, 2015
Cost effective Solution to Pollution
The United States has done a great job over the years in reducing the output of pollution. From the series of clean air acts pasted by Congress carbon emissions fell from 197 million tons to 89 million tons in 30 years. Even though the US has one of the most regulated and strictly legislated pollution policies in the world the problem has not been eradicated. Pollution is still a growing problem but not has United States should work to reduce the output of pollution, but contine to do so in an economically positive way, as well as environmentally approachable. Ecosystems continue to be effected and climate change is still present through out the
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In many countries including E.U., Switzerland, Canada, and Australia have used microbes, or fungi, to clean up of hazardous materials, and organic compounds that are usually hard to degrade because of the chemical and physical make up of such materials (Christensen, 1989). These microorganisms eat up these chemicals producing nothing but natural waste that can biodegrade down into the soil. The fungi only need to be placed once and they begin to do the only think they know how to do, eat. This method is not limited to just land based projects either, it can but used in lakes and ponds to reduce the amounts of toxins present in any water system. The use of biological life does not stop there, average person can do their part in cost effective pollution reduction in there own homes. Planting vegetation can have a significant reduction impact on the amounts of CO2 present in the …show more content…
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