Jersey Shore Ocean Pollution Essay

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Jersey Shore Ocean Pollution

A Great Environmental Concern

June 2013


I – Introduction
II - History of Ocean Pollution
III - What is Pollution?
IV - Pollution Facts
V - Pollution Sources
VI - Problem Space
VII – Solution and Alternative
VIII – Preferred Solution Using Zachman Model
IX – Cost
X – References

I – Introduction:

Ocean pollution is such a broad topic, and one that has many facets to it. As a group, we found it to be a very intriguing topic that it relevant to our everyday lives. As New Jersey residents, we have all spent time at the Jersey shore. We have all enjoyed the small and big beach towns, the sand, and of course
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Laws were enacted to reduce the amount of pollution released into the environment. These laws have significantly reduced the amount of pollution, due to laws that impose minimum federal standards for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment.

It is well documented that water is less contaminated today than it was several decades ago. However, it still remains a major concern and risk due to continuous low-level exposure to pollutants, and particularly to nonpoint source pollutants. Since the Clean Water Act was passed and reauthorized in the 1970s and 1980s, the most harmful pollutants have actually come from diffuse sources (fertilizers and pesticides) rather than direct discharges. The Clean Water Act also increased standards for waste treatment plants, in that is has a ban of pesticides and other harmful chemicals such as DDT, PCBs, and lead additives in gasoline, have also helped to control maritime pollution. Consequently, the toxicity of the vast majority of chemicals now released into the environment is very poorly known.

III - What is Pollution:

Pollution is the introduction of harmful contaminants that are outside the norm for a given ecosystem. They are consumed by small marine organisms and introduced into the global food chain. Many ocean pollutants are released into the environment far upstream from coastlines

Farmland fertilizers end up in local streams, rivers, and

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