Water Pollution, Animals at Risk!
By: Abby Christian
What is Water Pollution?
Water Pollution is the contamination of bodies of water. This occurs when pollutants are directly put into our waters. Pollutants is a substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere.
What has Water Pollution Caused?
70 percent of waste is dumped untreated into waters where they pollute the usable water supply and hurt animals. Animals use the ocean as a source of drinking water but if it’s polluted and they eat trash they will die. Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year. A whale dies in an urban harbor and, on being autopsied, reveals a stomach full of plastic.
How can we Help prevent Water Pollution?
-Jackson County Hazardous Waste Collection
-Regional Household Hazardous Waste Event