• Water pollution is a worldwide problem.
  • Almost anything released into the air or onto the land can end up in Earth’s water.
  • Pollution enters water from municipal, industrial, agricultural sources.
  • Fertilizer runoff can create dead zones in the ocean.
  • Many farms in the U.S. have thousands of gallons of waste.
  • The waste is stored in huge lagoons, like the one pictured below (Figure below).
  • Many leaks from these lagoon have occurred.
  • People pollute water when they apply excess chemicals to their lawn.
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