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    one can deny the benefits of the new industrial and technological advances; it not only enabled us to obtain gold and other metals from deep in the ground, but also to fly high in the sky. All of this ingenuity, however, comes with certain drawbacks that need to be fixed or improved upon. One drawback in particular is the disposal of ‘industrial waste.’ In this paper, we will be tackling two of the most important sources of industrial waste: E-waste and mining waste. E-Waste With the development of technology in our everyday life, people tend to own more novel and advanced electronic appliances, discarding the old ones. It is estimated that each year the discarded electronics worldwide weigh about 50 million metric tons; over 9.4 million tons of them are generated in the U.S. (2012). [1] According to the United Nations…

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    Love Canal Tragedy

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    This year, Love Canal had an even harder time. Hooker Electrochemical Company discovered that the vast abandoned channel of Love Canal from Niagara Power was an ideal place to dump industrial wastes. Then they bought the canal area and got the permission to utilize the canal excavation for industrial wastes including pesticide residues, process slurries, and waste solvents. By the end of 1953, Hooker had dumped 22,000 tons of industrial wastes (alkaline substances, halogenated hydrocarbons, and…

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    One of the world’s main concerns today is conserving the environment, and pollution is one of the main culprits for its continual destruction. Pollution only seems to be getting worse though as more and more toxins and wastes fill the earth and sky; damaging the environment that all humans and animals call home. People say the main culprit for pollution is industrial waste, and they are not wrong. But what they probably do not know is that half of the time, pollution is produced by the…

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    Comping Reflective Report

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    about sewage and wastewater, we went over stuff about industrial waste. Also during this week we went over oil pollution, eutrophication, radioactive waste, marine dumping, and also underground storage leaks. We all split into groups and made a presentation about one of them. After that we made a google document about a reflection on the presentations. I learned that acid rain is caused by industries releasing things into the air. Marine dumping is the dumping of litter into the sea by heavy…

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    Present and Justify a Problem and Solution Requirements. ^Egypt grand challenges^ 1- Reduce pollution 2- Improve sources of clean water. 3- Increase industrial base for Egypt. 4- Improve use of arid area. 5- Improve the use of alternative energies. 6- Deal with exponential population growth. 7- Reduce urban congestion. 8- Increase opportunities for Egyptians to stay and work in Egypt. 9- Work to eradicate public health issues (diseases) 10- Recycle and retain garbage for recycling …

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    find ways to recycle waste and ways to increase energy efficiency. One way to help with Eco-Defense is to help eliminate pollution. Pollution happens in different forms; air, water, soil, radioactive, noise, heat/thermal and light. The most dangerous form of pollution is air. Our daily burning of fuel from cooking and driving releases a lot of chemical substances into the air everyday. The smoke from coal burning releases sulphur dioxide into the air, which makes it toxic. With the…

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    Over 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage and industrial waste are dumped into US water each year. Because of this, about 40% lakes are too contaminated for aquatic life, fishing or even for swimming in America. It’s disappointing how every eight seconds a child dies from drinking contaminated water. Also, it hurts how thousands of marine creatures die by swallowing plastic bags thinking they are jellyfishes. Terry Swearingen once said, “We are living on the planet as if we have another one…

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    Over the years, the poor and people of color are always treated badly by others. They mostly lived in polluted environments which negatively affect the way they live and work. In these communities, the placement of waste facilities emitted large amounts of chemical pollutants into the air. Any individual exposed to pollutants increases the chance of getting sick because it poses a huge threat to their health. The sudden environmental changes caused by landfills and industrial plants triggered…

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    acidification, emitted from sources such as combustion, and cement production. Possible causes of Air Pollution are by: Bush burning: Bush burning is the common source of air pollution in my community. Most times, the burning of bush is done prior to land cultivation as one of the initial steps of land preparation. The process of bush burning leads to the release of various types of gaseous pollutants in the air such as oxides of carbon, sulphur. Refuse burning: Refuse disposal is a major…

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    Facts about Food Waste Many of us never think about what happens to the food that we leave on our plate. However, maybe we should. Do you realize that 113 billion pounds of food goes un-eaten every year? According to the USDA, that makes up 31% of all our food. Why is this happening? We are not using our scrap food as an asset. Instead, we are clogging up landfills while there are people and animals that are going hungry. According to the article “Five Tactics to reduce Food Waste” in Julys…

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