Posted on February 10, 2010 by ldporter
It is certainly strange how water pollution is kept a secret from the entire United States of America. The United States seems to be so concerned about other countries and their issues with unclean drinking water when there is certainly a huge amount of water pollution right here at home. The article Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering written by Charles Duhigg is an informative issue about water pollution that the United States of America should definitely be aware of.
Furthermore, since the regulators of the Clean Water Act are not enforcing their laws especially after finding out that there are pollutants in the water, then the U.S. will continue to be left int he dark.
When i first read the article I could only think about my life and my environment. Is there something the State of Alaska regulators are not telling the community about the waters? How do I know we are not being contaminated through the water we drink or take a bath with? There is absolutely no reason why the regulators should not be punishing the polluters because people are becoming contaminated. It is not like the prosecutors are unaware of the documented toxic water. The chemicals and hazardous materials such as feces, lead and other chemicals that are being left in the water after being dumped into rivers or not being thoroughly cleaned up are getting people sick with cancer and other diseases in every community.
All in consideration, if the regulators are not handling the water pollution correctly then the problem is going to spread throughout the rest of the U.S. and definitely become an uncontrollable issue.
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Posted on February 10, 2010 by carter419
More Fast Food!
Response to Website
The audience for Local Burger is young adults 18-29, or anyone who likes to eat fast food. The main point of this website is to explain why Local Burger is better for you than other fast food restaurants, and to entice you to buy their product. With all the awards printed on the front page it must be good, right? I think the website is very effective. It has company goals and sums up things they do for the environment and community it surrounds. Environmentally wise, their business declares it recycles, and composes its organic wastes. No other fast food recycles their organic waste. I bet the burgers at other fast food joints are so loaded with preservatives they will not compose. The niche Local Burger has is cooking organic fast food at a descent price. Cooking healthy seems to be a lost art in this fast paced economy. Some pros I see from this business are cooking healthy with all natural ingredients, recycling both materials and organic waste. Also buying raw materials from local markets helps their community’s economy. I am sure most fast food joints buy their materials from companies outside their communities. Support your local markets! Some cons might be that most the food might be seasonal, meaning they will not always have meats/veggies on stock. Another might be price. It’s very hard to compete with Burger King/ McDonalds across the street because their prices are so low. If you want quality, you have to pay for it.
Filed under: Food, GRADED (only instructor can use), Reading Response, Spring 2010 | Tagged: Food/ Enviroment | Leave a Comment »