so i need a final lookthrough of my summer essay on Canaries on the Rim ( a book about the Chemical and nuclear waste being dumped in Utah's own backyard).. my prompt was to write on how Finding your voice and becoming an active member of your community is essential in order to prevent the types of abuse chronicled in canaries on the rim.
So i just need basicall an opinion, spell or grammer check, or any other essay thoughts that might stand out to you.. here we go
(+k to the cool and sexy NS's that help me out)
Canaries on the Rim Essay
Obligations to a Deteriorating Environment
“The breast milk of many US mothers is so contaminated with pesticide residues and industrial chemicals that it could not be legally bottled and sold as a food commodity.”(Ward, p. 56). Canaries on the Rim by Chip Ward illustrates through vivid wording that we, as a community, need to act as one force to fight the travesty that pollutes our own backyard. You’d have to be completely biased and ignorant to believe that dumping harmful waist in the desert of one the most beautiful environments out there, isn’t dangerous. It may seem as if you’re doing nothing, but the fight against chemical waste corporations needs every bit of support it can get, to stand up and make a true difference.
First off, only something as large as our nation, can defeat the evils of these faceless corporations and protect the health of our present and future generations. People cannot be afraid to stand up for their own and children’s health against what they believe to be their only job protection. As stated in the book, “Since then (early 80’s), more than 240 proposed incinerators have been defeated by nearby communities as incineration has accumulated a reputation for poisonous emissions.” (Ward, p. 151). It’s extremely important that you allow your voice to be heard because a little public protest can amount to a lot of change and protection. Becoming a member in the fight against ecocide is everlasting and only in a matter of time, will the ecosystem deteriorate beyond human repair.
Secondly, a key to becoming an active member in the battle of chemical waste corporations takes a keen eye to see through the traps and deception set by the ‘fat cats’ in the fancy offices. People are tricked into thinking that discarding nuclear waste in environments very near their own homes, schools, and hospitals is actually helping in an ‘economical sense’ by bringing jobs to their towns. Communities are being sweet talked into allowing this and now that it’s begun, we need to bring an end to it. A corporate scientist once described to a concerned town that “When we finish treating this waste, you could spread it on your breakfast cereal and eat it.” (Ward, p. 67). It’s simple to see in this example that words can be said and have little to no truth backing them at all, but as long as their ‘sugar-coated’, people will gobble them down and accept them as true. These are the mistakes that people need to see happening and battle back against their ‘Fat Cat’ foes.
Tying any confusion together, the protest against nuclear waste companies is a fight that needs every last citizen to defeat and take control of hazardous incinerations. People need to look beyond deception and eventually stand up to let their thoughts be heard. False promises made by the hazardous waste industry simply cannot prevent and cure illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and birth defects, suffered by friends, family, and neighbors. The only way to stop the barreling river that is the nuclear waste division, is to come together as one and form a dam preventing any further outpours of deadly and deteriorating chemicals.