What are some examples of point source pollution?
What are some examples of point source pollution in North Carolina?
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What are some results of air pollution?
Some examples are smog and the ozone hole. It can also cause medical problems~ "In Air Pollution Can Hinder Heart's Electrical Functioning, it was found that air pollution can significantly and negatively affect the ability of the heart to conduct electrical signals in those who have coronary artery disease" source~ http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/100
What are some differences between point source and non-point source?
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What are some actions human can take to reduce or eliminate pollution to your water source?
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Why are phosphate detergents banned in some areas?
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What are some examples that show us that fossil fuel is bad?
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What is point source pollution?
Point source pollution is related to emissions that can be easily identified with a single discharge source. Water pollution that is discharged from a discrete location such as a pipe, tank, pit, or ditch. Point emission sources are generally considered to be fixed (immobile) facilities that produce gaseous or particulate atmospheric pollutants. Some examples might include: * smokestacks, * vents, * sewers, * small fires, and * exhausts from equipment. * Fossil-fuel (coal, oil, natural gas) or * biomass (wood, waste, including yard waste and metropolitan solid waste and pelletized sewage or animal waste sludge, waste-generated methane) * fired electric generating plants * Portland cement and * lime kilns and plants * Heavy industrial and petrochemical plants such as * refineries, * steel mills, * smelters, * ore reduction plants, * plastics plants and * chemical plants Typically, smaller sources of emissions are not considered as point sources and the definition is quite vague. Mobile emissions sources such as automobile and truck engines are not considered to be point emission sources. They are considered as non-point pollution.