Water Pollution is the Source of Major Conflict in Our World

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Water is an important resource for every organism on Earth, yet water pollution has become a major conflict all around the world. Water makes up most of Earth and is a necessary factor for both the environment and people. Even though water is something that the human race can’t survive without, water is constantly being polluted because of humans. Oil pollution, global warming, eutrophication, sewage, air pollution, marine debris, industrial waste and radioactive waste have become the main causes of our water being polluted. All of these causes are effects of the human way of life. People have grown so careless that they don’t realize they are poisoning themselves. Water pollution needs to be considered more because it is something that will lead to several damaging effects in the near future.
Oil pollution is such a big catastrophe because the spill contains a large quantity of oil within certain vicinity. The oil is so thick that it kills the entire marine life in that area. Although the oil is only in the area of the spill it can take a long time to clean up and during that time it effects that whole environment. The oil in the water endangers the lives of several people by contaminating the water they need. The statement became a well-known factor in 2010 when a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit called Deepwater Horizon had an explosion on it causing an unforgettable oil leak. The leak led to the “Elements of Liability” for oil pollution (Foley). Although the spill led to one positive outcome, the principals did nothing for all the damage that the explosion had caused. The water was polluted after the spill therefore it was risking the lives of several people who in turn took months to solve.
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...anger of becoming the most harmful thing to both humans and the Earth.

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