Cause and Effect of Lake Huron

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Assignment #3.1 “Determining Causes and Effects-Draft Version” “Determining the Causes and Effects of Water Pollution in Lake Huron” By: Maricel N. Johnson November 28, 2012 Eng 115 (Tuesday Class) Professor: Michael Hunter Lake Huron is the third largest of the lakes with 3,540 feet of water, with it’s average depth is 195 feet and with maximum depth of 750 feet. The Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, Erie, Ontario, Superior and Huron are our largest freshwater system. Lake Huron contains many wildlife and is in danger of being polluted. This pollution is harmful to fish, wildlife animals, and to humans of the region. Determining the cause and effects of water pollution in Lake Huron contributes to finding solutions for cleaning up our waterways and improving public health. There are three categories to which causes Lake Hurons pollution: 1) Point-source Pollution 2) Non-point source pollution and 3) Air-pollution. Point source pollution refers to mercury, fecal matter, and sewage from treatment plants and industrial facilities, being dumped into the lake. Non-point source pollution refers to the polluted water from crops or lawn that was run-off which contains contaminants such as: oil, sand, salt from roadways, agricultural chemicals, and nutrients with toxic material from urban or rural areas. Mostly Air pollution is also a major concern. According to the Lake Huron Center for Coastal Conservation, “The air quality of the Ontario Lake Huron Shoreline is among the worst in Southern Ontario” Some chemicals that contribute to this Air Pollutions are pesticides, lead, mercury, PCBs, furans and dioxins. What is Pollution? Pollutions is anything that put in environment that harms or change the ecosystem. Water Pollution is a large problem to the lakes and all over the world. Not only to humans but to

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