Essay heading: Acid Precipitation
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May 5, 1997
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There are of course, many things that we as humans do everyday to promote and support the continuation of acid rain. Not intentionally, of course.
When the fossil fuel, (i.e. coal) is used, the sulfur in it mixes with Oxygen in the air to form sulfur dioxide. The sulfur dioxide is eventually turned into acid over a matter of days...
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Coal-fired power plants are the single greatest cause of acid rain in the United States. They account for two-thirds of all sulfur dioxide emissions in the US (Pringle 16; Morgan 75). In the mid-1980's, the United states alone discharged about 26 million tons of sulfur dioxide (Bennet). For decades, the highest source for sulfur dioxide emissions was the huge Inco, Limited, a copper and nickel smelter in Sudbury Ontario...
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