Pollution in Lake Huron

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Cause and Effects of Water Pollution in Lake Huron

Litiecha A. Lee

English Composition/115

Saturday, November 17, 12
Jeanette Trammell

Cause and Effect of Water Pollution in Lake Huron

The North American great lakes including Lake Erie, Michigan, Huron, Superior, and Ontario, are the largest fresh water supply and home to many of the world’s wildlife. Lake Huron is the third largest of the lakes by volume of water. It average depth is 59 meters and it has a maximum depth of 750 feet. The following paragraphs will outline a major cause of pollution in found in Lake Huron, a secondary cause, two contributing causes, its effect on humans, and the effect pollution found in Lake Huron has on the economy. The pollution in Lake Huron has a negative effect on the vegetation, wildlife and humans. Sources of pollution in the lake are diverse, over the years pollutant sources were separated into two categories, point source and non-point source. The point source of pollution in Lake Huron was due to an earlier belief that water can melt and neutralize waste and chemicals. Because of this belief, in the early nineteenth century and part of the early twentieth century sewage was released directly into the lake waters during a storm to avoid sewage overload. According to Shear, H. (2006), “Both sewage and other organic wastes cause the water quality to decline and bacteria growth to increase.” Today the process has changed or is in the process of changing, by developing a separate sewage system, which will allow waste to be dumped elsewhere. Another point source of pollution in Lake Heron is industrial waste being dumped into the lake. Bruce Nuclear Power Development (BNPD) for example, is one of the largest industries on Lake Huron. Industries like BNPD, impacts the water quality in many ways by releasing, air pollution, chemical pollution,…...

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