Water Pollution Essay

3013 Words May 5th, 2005 13 Pages
Water pollution and pollution in general is a problem that people don't like to deal with. Water pollution can cause so much damage to people and to the animals that live in that body of water. The laws that we have are doing what they need to but we need to monitor the water more closely because if we don't catch the pollution when it happens it could cause a big disaster. It could kill all of the plant life that lives in the water and the animals that live there to. Some of the pollutions that occur are very hard to clean up and things might never be the same that it was. To clean something up it takes a lot of hours and a lot of man power to get this mess taken care of. Water pollution could be the cause of some animals being …show more content…
It affects everything living in that water that is affected. People think the sun is good when they are laying out ay the beach and getting there tan. Heat affects the water just like it affects our skin. An increased in temperature results in death of many aquatic organisms. Nuclear power plants cause a pollution called Radioactive Substance. This happens from plants that use radioactive materials. People don't know who to blame when it comes to finding the person who caused the pollution. People always want to point there fingers at someone else but themselves. Lawn fertilizers, fertilizer production, industrial waste, and even car exhaust creates excess nitrogen that's deposited on the land and causes everything from acidification of lakes and streams to the loss of soil nutrients and the decline of certain marine species (Belsie 1999). When this happens it runs off into bodies of water or even streams that connect to a body of water and it creates a growth spurt for water planets. This then makes the plants living in the water to grow very fast like algae. If you have an area that has this kind of growth spurt it's called a dead zone. It's called this because the algae plants use oxygen to live and they use a lot of it when they get bigger (Belsie 1999). The bigger they are the more oxygen that they are going to use and this will cause a lack of oxygen and the fish and animals living here won't

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