You can’t convict one person for the death of thousands of fish dying off over the past 5 years. The amount of numbers of fish decreased rapidly which brought an on-going question to review that intrigued many scientist including a young curious boy who goes to school in Synchrony City. Knowing that the water slide might be closed, Juan Tuno conducted his own experiment, with his chemistry kit. The test came out with results that concluded with not only one suspect but many. In my perspective, I feel as if every citizen in the Gray Area take part for the fish dying. Since all of the factories customers are none others than us, humans, who consume the many products provided by these places.
Ken Unballe the owner of the water slide has made decisions that made us curious. We suspected that the chlorine from the water slide was washing down Fo River and causing the fish to die. To further investigate this problem, we had to count the amount of water fleas. The test results determined that no chlorine was identified but the chemical test was taken place on Tuesday and according to the schedule of the water slide, Wednesday is when substance from the place is dumped into the river. And Ken Uballe insisted his acquaintance who he contacted through email to take the test on Tuesday and to buy extra water fleas to dump in which leaves us with an inaccurate answer.
Bo Vyne is the owner of a cattle ranch that produces waste that is dumped on the hillside, and when it rains the runoff will carry the waste into the water , this will cause algal blooms. Another person that may have caused algal bloom is Sandy Trapp because she owns the golf course and the fertilizer and watering from the golf course is also waste since it may produce algal bloom. And when we had the chance to test phosphates levels for three areas: Cattle ranch, golf course, and small town. Two areas were identified as ‘ok’ meaning that the conditions were normal where as one certain area (golf course) results contained a high amount of phosphates (irregular)
Our next suspect we took into consideration was La Toya Faktorie, the owner of the Toy Factory. People made assumptions that her factory was polluting the air, causing acid rain to fall in the Gray Area. We tested the pH of each river that provided us with results that the Fo River, Upper Missterssippi River, Lower Missterssippi River, James Pond, and Fo/Missterssippi River Area Run-off were the only places that were appropriate for fish to survive in. We predicted that the limestone was neutralizing the acid in the rivers, which doesn’t make the statement of the Toy Factory killing “ALL” the fishes real. We also inspected when the hunting of mountain lions became legalized, the deer population increased which then lead to overgrazing of plants. Due to the loss of plants, when it rains, there isn’t much to grip the water down which has caused erosion of the sediments that might have washed into the areas where the fish live. And too much sediment leads to fish being smothered and other insects that fish eat on, eggs to die off.
These are few statements to prove that there is no true mastermind behind this terrible tragedy , since the only conclusion we can draw now is that we all are contributing to this horrid mess. While most of us don’t own companies that produce enough goods to create a large amount of waste and fumes, we (civilians) should be aware and held accountable for the actions we have done, and should stop pointing figures to others when almost everyone takes part in the massive amount of fish dying off.