Environment Activists

What Goes Around Comes Around!

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ABOUT US:

We are an environmental friendly group that is concerned about the harmful effects that businesses and corporations can take on our environment.

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Our Plan:

Our Problem:

Businesses and Corporations pollute the earth, cut down large quantities of trees, and pollute bodies of water. Not only do they do these things, but they never take responsibility for the harmful effects it takes on the environment or people.

Our Solution:

We need to hold these businesses and corporations accountable and create disiplinary actions for the environmental damages and the degredess effects it has on people.

Our Action:

The businesses and corporations that are making these environment harming decisions need to be held accountable. A percentage of the businesses' profit will be cut depending on how much damage they have done and are continuing to doing. A further step will be taken, if neccessary, and the CEO's wages along with the wages of the bussinesses' employees' will be garnished if they are reasonable for the harm done to the environment.

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Story Related to Our Problem:

Landfills can of course be an environmentally acceptable method of hazardous waste disposal, assuming they are properly sited, managed, and regulated. Love Canal will always remain a perfect historical example of how not to run such an operation.

In 1953, the Hooker Chemical Company, then the owners and operators of the property, covered the canal with earth after dumping hazard waste in the canal for a quarter of a century and sold it to the city for one dollar.

In the late '50s, about 100 homes and a school were built at the site. Just months later, Love Canal exploded. The explosion was triggered by a record amount of rainfall. Shortly thereafter, the leaching began. Corroding waste-disposal drums could be seen breaking up through the grounds of backyards. Trees and gardens were turning black and dying. One entire swimming pool had been had been popped up from its foundation, afloat now on a small sea of chemicals. Everywhere the air had a faint, choking smell. Children returned from play with burns on their hands and faces.

And then there were the birth defects. The New York State Health Department is continuing an investigation into a disturbingly high rate of miscarriages, along with reported birth-defect cases detected in the area. A large percentage of people in Love Canal are also being closely observed because of detected high white-blood-cell counts, a possible precursor of leukemia.

Two of a woman's four grandchildren have birth defects. The children were born and raised in the Love Canal community. A granddaughter was born deaf with a cleft palate, an extra row of teeth, and slight retardation. A grandson was born with an eye defect.


To read more, click here: http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/love-canal-tragedy

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Related Issues:

  • Anti-Deforestation
  • Air Pollution
  • Rising Sea Levels
  • Oil Spills of the Gulf


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