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Acid Rain

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 07:14 AM
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Acid rain is a serious problem with disastrous effects. Each day




this serious problem increases, many people believe that this issue




is too small to deal with right now this issue should be met head




on and solved before it is too late. In the following paragraphs I




will be discussing the impact has on the wildlife and how our




atmosphere is being destroyed by acid rain.




CAUSES




Acid rain is a cancer eating into the face of Eastern Canada and




the North Eastern United States. In Canada, the main sulphuric acid




sources are nonĀ©ferrous smelters and power generation. On both




sides of the border, cars and trucks are the main sources for




nitric acid(about 40% of the total), while power generating plants




and industrial commercial and residential fuel combustion together




contribute most of the rest. In the air, the sulphur dioxide and




nitrogen oxides can be transformed into sulphuric acid and nitric




acid, and air current can send them thousands of kilometres from




the source.When the acids fall to the earth in any form it will




have large impact on the growth or the preservation of certain




wildlife.




NO DEFENCE




Areas in Ontario mainly southern regions that are near the Great




Lakes, such substances as limestone or other known antacids can




neutralize acids entering the body of water thereby protecting it.




However, large areas of Ontario that are near the PreĀ©Cambrian




Shield, with quartzite or granite based geology and little top




soil, there is not enough buffering capacity to neutralize even




small amounts of acid falling on the soil and the lakes. Therefore



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