7 Mar 2014

Pollution or development?

Source: Water pollution in India
CK writes:*

Water is essential to humans and other lifeforms, no one can live without water, everyone has a responsibility to protect water resources. However, regardless of the cost of production is the choice of some industries. Behind such high production and great profit, lies a world that those inside the industry do not want you to see and definitely don’t want you to talk about that is slowly destroying our beautiful waterway. This phenomenon occurred in China as well, and it getting worse. For too long, reckless industrial pollution has occurred in the shadows.

As the news say, their investigation revealed a industry zone releasing PH14 water and a cocktail of hazardous chemical straight into the local water supply. And as we all know this is just the tip of the iceberg. illegal dumping is the main part of water pollution. we need to control this pollution. High pace of development should not cost the earth. In my point of view. There are 2 main methods to control water pollution, first one is technology development, more and more high efficiency waste-water treatment plant build up. Using chemical way to diluted polluted water and let those water come back into clean. Next one is increasing government regulation. There must be a law made by the government which ensure that industries can’t dumped polluted water, and if somebody still dumped it, he should take highly cost of what he did like go to prison and shut down his company.

Bottom Line: Rapid economic growth should not cost the earth, we should not just focus on those “number” up or down, thinking about the harmful effects of pollution. With the help of technology and government regulation, i think clean water still in supply.

* These guest posts are from students in my resource economics class at Simon Fraser University. Please leave feedback on their logic, ideas and style and suggestions of how to improve.