Talk:Green Bay (Lake Michigan), Pollution
Overall outline looks good, but be sure to keep an eye on historical aspects -- chronology and change over time. Search recent Green Bay Press Gazette for stories about reopening the bay beach to swimming. DV (Editor) (talk) 14:11, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
I'd like to see some clarification regarding the pre-1600 of Native Americans -- which of course continued after the arrival of Europeans. The first sentence in the history section makes it sound as if there was no one here. It would also be good to see more specifics about the use of chemical fertilizers. Was that a problem prior to the post-WWII period? Along similar lines, the closing of Bay Beach to swimming could use elaboration (eventually). DV (Editor) (talk) 23:28, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
"Green Bay is a portion of Lake Michigan located west of the Door Peninsula. Green Bay pollution has long been problematic to the aquatic ecosystems due to industrial and nonindustrial forces at work. Big industries, both in the past and the present, have worked to pollute Green Bay through dumping wastes. The farming industry also plays a roll in the pollution through runoff from fertilizer. The overall effects of the pollutants have detrimental repercussions on the environment and society." is the section I checked for originality, I google it and google only came up with 2 results, neither of which were remotely close to the sentence. I also checked the following passages and found that they are original.
"Since the 1600s, individuals have been utilizing resources in the Green Bay area. The region was established on the basis of trade of various furs such as beaver, otter, and mink. This industry flourished until 1834."
"The agricultural industry began in Green Bay with the first signs of settlement. In 1836, the land was put up for sale. The first waves of settlers arrived around 1848, sparking the beginning of agricultural practices."
"Paper mills were first introduced to the region in the 1850s and the industry progressively grew over time. A huge leap in mills occurred between 1870 and 1890. By 1900 there were more paper mills than there are today."
"Nonpoint source pollution is pollution that is not from direct sources. Common examples of nonpoint source pollution are runoff from urban areas and agriculture. Green Bay's main source of nonpoint source pollution comes from agriculture. Of all the pollution in Green Bay, 45.7 percent of phosphorus comes from agricultural origins"