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    The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was adopted by Congress in 1974 to secure general wellbeing by controlling the country 's open drinking water supply. The law was altered in 1986 and 1996 and requires numerous activities to secure drinking water and its sources—streams, lakes, stores, springs, and ground water wells. (SDWA does not control private wells which serve less than 25 people.) SDWA approves the United States Environmental Assurance Agency (US EPA) to set national health based standards for drinking water to secure against both actually happening and man-made contaminants that might be found in drinking water. US EPA, states, what 's more, water frameworks then cooperate to ensure that these gauges are met. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was designed to secure the purity of drinking water the U.S. This law concentrates on all waters really or conceivably intended for drinking use, whether from over the ground or underground sources. The Act approves EPA to develop baseline principles to ensure faucet water and requires all proprietors or administrators of open water…

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    Essay On Arsenic

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    in our drinking water. To begin with our introduction to Arsenic, we should all understand that it is a semi-metal element from the periodic table that we are mostly familiar with. It is odorless and has no type of specific taste to the human tongue. It is mostly sourced from natural deposits in the Earth, however, it’s also known to be sourced from agricultural and industrial practices all over the world. It is simply found in nature and in certain man-made products such as pesticides. Low…

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    Disadvantages Of Fracking

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    brings it to the worlds surface. It requires injecting more than a million gallons of chemicals such as lead, uranium, methanol, and mercury. Fracking also needs sand and water. The amount of water that is used is one to eight million gallons per job. It takes 400 tanker trucks to carry water too and from the sites. The chemicals, sand, and water are then put down a horizontally drilled well at a high pressure. The pressure from this mixture is then forced down the well and causes the rock…

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    As I come back home, I hear on the news that millions of people have no water at their homes there, or at least…

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    then a water mixture is aimed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand, and hundreds of chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressures, which allows the gas to flow out to the top of the well, otherwise known as the head of the well. This process leaves behind huge significant pits of waste water that is hazardous to the health of the people that live near these wells as well as the natural water sources around. Similarly like we read about in our textbook Sustainability: A…

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    Halliburton Loophole

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    In 2005, the Energy Act gave Big Oil the right to slowly destroy our lands, impact our personal health, and to make huge sums of money extracting shale gas from both private and public owned lands, all under the disguise of energy independence. The act contains an exception loophole called the Halliburton Loophole. It is time for this loophole to be closed; for the protection of the health and for the safety of the country. According to Kate Sheppard, Senior Reporter and environment and energy…

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    Water is one of the most essential things in life for all living organisms in order to survive. It covers about three-fourths of the earth’s surface and it also exists underground, in the air, and in organisms. People can rely on aquifers, precipitation, lakes, rivers, and more for a source of drinking water. Regarding the United States, ninety-one percent of public water systems are provided by groundwater. Nonetheless, more people, sixty-eight percent, are provided community water systems…

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    the tragedy and current water quality situation that Canada is in, 70% of Canadians are currently apprehensive about their water quality (XXX). In response to this catastrophic event, major changes and regulations were established concerning water quality all across the country. However, Canada has not yet implemented sufficient operations to ensure all Canadians have access to safe drinking water in addition to preventing similar future events. Canada does not act in accordance…

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    What 's the next biggest controversy besides the next president? The next biggest controversy is if bottled water is safer than tap water. There 's always that memory of drinking from the water hose during the summer, but was a cold bottle of water safer? The most recognized concern for tap water is all the chemicals that are in the water. Bottled water is falsely labeled to hide all the concerning health effects Although tap water negatively affects our health, bottled water affects our health…

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    Water Contamination

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    Water contamination was a topic covered throughout the semester in CEE 320. In recent times, the city of Flint, Michigan has faced problems with contaminants in the local water supply. The city of Flint decided to cut ties from Detroit, the former supplier of its fresh water, after it was announced that Detroit was raising their prices (Habicht and Kilty, 2016). Flint created a plan to use water from Lake Huron as its main source of water: however, this plan could not be implemented for another…

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