Poisoned waters

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We basically funnel all of the storm water, along with all the oil, chemicals, and garbage it picks up along the way, into our waterways and pollute them. Finding dead fish floating belly-up on the surface of a river is a bad omen for humans drinking its water. Now we move across the country and talk about the Puget Sound and the Duwamish River that drains into the sound. Nitrates and phosphorous from the animal waste wash into the closest stream or river, and then flow into the bay causing algae blooms. When I watch a documentary one of the things that I always pay attention to is how balanced the views are. Poisoned Waters is filled with those types of images: Frogs with six legs, once-male bass in West Virginia rivers that have morphed into females, and an underwater waste pipe spewing a constant noxious cloud of brown goop into Puget Sound. We are shown images of huge factory farms holding tens of thousands of chickens and the huge piles of waste behind each one. Poisoned Waters concludes the impetus to clean up aquatic pollution—and halt it in the future—carries the most force when it comes from the electorate. I was happy to see that for pretty much every topic that was covered you were given both sides of the story. Next we look at the Potomac River and why animals are dying and being mutated. The Clean Water Act set limits on the amount of pollutants industries and cities could discharge and gave the Environmental Protection Agency the power to sue and penalize polluters that exceeded those limits. We then switch topics to the number one menace to waterways according to scientists. The trick is getting us all to care. So what can we do about it?

As Smith shows, chicken waste dumped into a tributary in Richmond could eventually end up in your drinking water in Baltimore. For years industries used PCBs and dumped everything it had to get rid of into the Duwamish.

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But after Ronald Reagan came to Washington, his administration established a program of voluntary compliance with Clean Water Act standards. The law had been around since its first incarnation—the Federal Water Pollution Control Act—in the Truman era, but the bill Congress passed in was a sweeping overhaul of the original act. Poisoned Waters is filled with those types of images: Frogs with six legs, once-male bass in West Virginia rivers that have morphed into females, and an underwater waste pipe spewing a constant noxious cloud of brown goop into Puget Sound. Overall I really enjoyed Poisoned Waters and strongly recommend it to anyone interested in water pollution issues. Now we move across the country and talk about the Puget Sound and the Duwamish River that drains into the sound. They make some very interesting points about how the way that we build our towns and cities are leading to the pollution of our waterways due to all of the impervious materials that we use. For years industries used PCBs and dumped everything it had to get rid of into the Duwamish. Smith talks to one team of scientists who test for toxins in the Potomac River, both before and after its water is run through a treatment plant just north of Washington, DC. We again are shown startling images of fish die-offs where hundreds of fish suddenly die, and pictures of frogs with six legs. We are shown images of huge factory farms holding tens of thousands of chickens and the huge piles of waste behind each one. Orca whales frequent the sound, and scientists are studying why so many, especially the younger whales, are dying. It also talked about the first Earth Day in when 20 million people out to the streets to demonstrate for clean water, clean air, environmental restrictions, etc. We basically funnel all of the storm water, along with all the oil, chemicals, and garbage it picks up along the way, into our waterways and pollute them. A Movie Review: Poisoned Waters.

Poisoned Waters is filled with those types of images: Frogs with six legs, once-male bass in West Virginia rivers that have morphed into females, and an underwater waste pipe spewing a constant noxious cloud of brown goop into Puget Sound. So what can we do about it? A Movie Review: Poisoned Waters.

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We basically funnel all of the storm water, along with all the oil, chemicals, and garbage it picks up along the way, into our waterways and pollute them. Orca whales frequent the sound, and scientists are studying why so many, especially the younger whales, are dying.

How has the fishing industry in the chesapeake bay and great lakes changed in the past 25 years

We again are shown startling images of fish die-offs where hundreds of fish suddenly die, and pictures of frogs with six legs. A Movie Review: Poisoned Waters. Because of farming, specifically animal farming. Poisoned Waters is filled with those types of images: Frogs with six legs, once-male bass in West Virginia rivers that have morphed into females, and an underwater waste pipe spewing a constant noxious cloud of brown goop into Puget Sound. Finding dead fish floating belly-up on the surface of a river is a bad omen for humans drinking its water. So what can we do about it? When I watch a documentary one of the things that I always pay attention to is how balanced the views are.

Because of farming, specifically animal farming.

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