Clean Air Anyone???

March 4, 2011 at 8:43 pm 3 comments

I feel that my informative speech went really well. I  had more confidence than what I had the first couple speeches that we were require to take.  I am going to now give a brief summary of my topic.  My dad is a chemist for DP&L and works at the big power plants on the river.  I also have done several science fair projects on this very subject.  Over the past forty years the public and society have become aware of pollution and there where a lot of things done about this very problem.  To enforce  these regulation the government created the agency called the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The way this works is that congress passes laws about the environment and it is the EPA’s job to make regulations and enforce the new laws.

Ohio has some of the most unhealthiest air in the nation and is ranked the number one state for air pollution.  The amount of pollutants in the air is decreasing some what, but only slimly.  The total number in pounds for 2003 is 133,894,791 pounds and in 2007 the number was 118,810,696 pounds.  As one can see it decreased by 15,084,095 pounds in five years.  So the EPA is making some progress however it is very slight.  To make an even larger cut in pollutants the EPA is mandating that scrubbers be placed on the power plants to decrease the levels of Sulfur Dioxide.  They are very affective in what they do.  They remove a total of 95-99% of sulfur dioxide and change it into gypsum which is when the sulfur dioxide is bonded with calcium carbonate and forms the product of calcium sulfate otherwise known as gypsum.  So now the question becomes what to do with the gypsum? Well it is a natural occurring substance on its own so it is harmless to the environment, but the power plants are making a landfill to put all the gypsum in to hold it.  It will be 70 acres and will hold 20 million tons of gypsum.

The final thought that I hope to leave with everyone was that if the prices of electric go up then it will hurt the already bad economy.  Too much pollution will cause a dark word, but nobody being able to afford electric will also make for a dark world.



Entry filed under: informative speech, public speaking, Public Speaking Delivery, Public Speaking Tips, Reflecting on Experience, Uncategorized.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. destini12  |  March 9, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Alaina, nice job!
    you really gave a lot of good information.
    you speech was short of a warning single that something needs to happen in Ohio!
    well done!

  • 2. Thomas  |  March 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I thought your speech was very informative. Industries should be held accountable for keeping the environment clean. I thought that you showed alot of knowledge on this subject.

  • 3. Leeza Rickey  |  March 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    You done a good job of informing on a problem that seems to keep on getting bigger. I am glad you done it everyone needs to be informed about this problem. good job!


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