discussion board unit 4

Unit 4


  Part 1

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Pollutants can harm ecosystem function and may also harm human health. Give 1 example of an environmental pollutant that you have heard about, and explain why it concerns you. What are its harmful effects? Think about human health and ecosystem effects. How did you hear about this pollutant? Do you feel that adequate steps are being taken to control this type of pollution? Why or why not? What is being done? Could more be done?

Part 2

Visit the  EPA’s Web site: Final National Priorities List (NPL) Sites – by State

Choose 1 state and 1 superfund site in that state. Using information from the Web site, briefly describe the site, including the following: Name Location Some of the contaminants Whether the site clean-up is under way or complete

Are human exposures at the site under control? How might you use this type of information about contaminated sites in your area?

List and cite sources in APA style.

Comment substantively on other posts.


Environmental Protection Agency. (2013).  Final NPL sites – By state. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/query/queryhtm/nplfin.htm