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Tailing Breach Case Study

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Some constituents of concern in the tailing breach include: - Heavy metals such as arsenic, copper, manganese, selenium and zinc. -Turbidity and suspended solids/silt b) (0.5 pt) Describe the possible and documented environmental effects of the breach. Some of the possible environmental effects include: - Unsafe drinking water for residences - Corrosion of land due to large amounts of flowing water - Unhealthy effects on wildlife and habitats There were many documented environment effects which include: - Tests determined increase levels of arsenic, selenium and other metals in the surrounding waters and in sediment nearby. - These harmful metals were also found in fish and other aquatic wildlife. - Long recovery to return surrounding areas…show more content…
There are many reasons to get professionally licensed such as higher wages, career development, authority over certain documents and prestige among colleagues. c) Why is lifelong learning requirement for environmental engineers? Lifelong learning is a requirement for environmental engineers as technology is changing daily, more efficient ideas are being introduced and the demand on a greener environment is increasing. It is especially important for environmental engineers to stay up with the latest advancements as it allows a more efficient way of protecting the environment as well as to give the client the best possible solution to their problem. Lifelong learning not only leads to a better environment, it also leads to adaptability among workers in new situations, increased competitiveness within the job sector and personal development. d) What is the BCWWA and how much does a student membership cost? The BC Water & Waste Association is a non-profit association that represents the members of society who work in the water and waste management job sector. A yearly membership costs $25 for
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