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We Get the Point (and the Nonpoint)!

May 4th, 2016 Posted by Environmental News, Los Angeles Construction Projects No Comment yet

With respect to environmental awareness and protection, there exists Point-Source Pollution and Nonpoint-Source Pollution.

The former refers to pollutants entering the environment directly from easily identifiable sources, such as smokestacks, pipes, or even a large shipwreck (remember the Exxon Valdez disaster?) Such obvious sources of pollution makes it easier for government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to monitor the pollutant, enforce their laws, and oversee cleanup.

Conversely, Nonpoint Source Pollution means the pollutant is nearly impossible to source since there are no easily traceable paths, such as the aforementioned pipes. Think of all the oil spots you see in the parking lot of the local mall. Whose cars did they come from? Nobody knows, yet those pollutants harm the environment just as much as oil oozing from a gaping hole in a supertanker because they go largely unaddressed. Most residential & commercial pollutants are typically categorized as such.

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