There are at least five layers of water pollution:
1 Debris such as plastic, glass, tires, planes, cars ...
2 Toxic metals such as mercury, lead ...
3 Toxic organic such as dioxins, pesticides, herbicides ...
4 Sewage and biological waste.
5 Radioactive particles.
People should never be satisfied with the corporate deception of development through "greening up" a space such as removing old buildings, adding sod, and planting trees.
The eye must not be allowed to appropriate reality. Like reality, most of the pollution is invisible to the eye.
Ask a blind person. They know.
Lynn Gehl, Ph.D. is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley. She has a section 15 Charter challenge regarding the continued sex discrimination in The Indian Act, and is an outspoken critic of the land claims process. Her book The Truth that Wampum Tells: My Debwewin of the Algonquin Land Claims Process offers an insider-Indigenous analysis of the Algonquin land claims process in Ontario. You can reach her through, and see more of her work at www.lynngehl.com.