A study headed by Duke University’s Robert B. Jackson, a professor of Environmental Sciences, shows that in Pennsylvania, drinking water wells within one kilometer of fracking sites contain nearly six times more methane than in wells farther away (Banerjee). Methane, no matter where it is contained, is flammable, thereby posing a risk for explosion, which is not good for homes. Reports show that a fracking site in Dimock, Pennsylvania caused methane to leak into a water well, where it detonated, leading to even further contamination of other water wells and homes (Henheffer 30). The domino effect presented here raises fear in critics of fracking, who seek only to stop the process from happen- ing. Jackson, who coauthored a study done about fracking and methane leaks, proposes four possibilities ... ... middle of paper ... ...ve deposits of shale gas that could one day….” Maclean’s 123.29/30 (2010): 56. eLibrary.
In most industrialized nations, the greatest source of pollution is the industrial community. Factories discharge massive industrial waste into rivers, lakes, oceans so that water is polluted seriously. Chemicals, metals, and radioactive substance aggravate water quality and seriously impact function. Creatures in contaminated water are polluted, even die out. If people eat the fish in contaminated water or drink contaminated water will get sick, too.
Also, recovery leads to discolored local creeks and rivers because of the acidic run-off of these waters (Lecture 3/11/02). Next, these resources must be transported all over the world, where they will go into the preparation and refining stage. During this stage, there is a risk that refuse or sludge will result from coal cleaning parts (Lecture 3/11/02). Also, air and water pollution may result from the process of petroleum refining, which involves the change of the chemical composition of petroleum to produce desirable chemicals and fuels. However, that means that the undesirable results are released to pollute the atmosphere.
There are other hazards happening because we are throwing away so much stuff that companies have to remake all of those products. Incinerators are places where waste is burned to ashes and if we recycle these can go away. Incinerators cause sulfur dioxide, carbon m... ... middle of paper ... ...obal Garbage” New York: Impact Visuals Inc. 1992 Print “GreenPeace”. Greenpeace.org. 2014 Greenpeace U.S.A 22 April 2014 http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/campaigns/.
In some of his reports stated by this quote “ rock dusting, improving ventilation, wetting the coal to reduce dust - at this mine is highly explosive, and would readily propagate an explosion” several reports were send to the state and federal government. Inspector Scanlan tried his best to send different letters to each agency to report what he was finding at Centralia No.5. When the director of the Department of Mines and Minerals Robert M. Medill and Supervisor Robert Weir received thirteen letters on the violations of Centralia these individual just put off the reports as “routine”. Centralia Company did not comply with the m... ... middle of paper ... ... tragedy. Governor Green was a great deal of letters from the miners and union asking in this quote “ plea to you, to please save our lives, to please make the department of mines and minerals enforce the laws at the No.5.
In high concentrations, industrial smog can be extremely toxic to humans and other living organisms. London is world famous for its episodes of industrial smog. The most famous London smog event occurred in December, 1952 when five days of calm foggy weather created a toxic atmosphere that claimed about 4000 human lives. Today, the use of other fossil fuels, nuclear power, and hydroelectricity instead of coal has greatly reduced the occurrence of industrial smog. However, the burning of fossil fuels like gasoline can create another atmospheric pollution problem known as photochemical smog.
It also depends on what kind of duties you have as a firefighter; because those with the highest level of carbon monoxide in their system were a part of the direct attack and those with the least were the fire starters (U.S. Department of Agriculture 3). Carbon monoxide is a powerful poison that can kill you and it is absolut... ... middle of paper ... ... but when your lungs collapse later in your life because you inhaled too much carbon monoxide you might regret the thought of prescribed burns. Works Cited Blakeman, Scott. “911 picture.” Photograph. 2001.
Methane began to build up below the deck of the ship, and the first time a sailor went below at night with the aid of a lantern, a massive explosion ensued causing damage to nearby ships. To prevent this from happening in the future the bundles of manure was stamp with the label “Ship High in Transit” or S.H.I.T, this indicated to sailors to store it high enough off the floor of the lower deck to prevent water to contaminate the explosive volatile cargo, and to eliminate the production of methane. The Online Etymology Dictionary sheds some light into the original origins of the s-word. This word began in Old English, meaning “purging diarrhea” and dates back to the 1580s.