Now that there is a dead zone in the gulf is there anyway to get rid of it?



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    The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the largest in the world. According to, we can remedy the situation by eliminating stress on the system.

    These are 4 of the sites suggestions:

    • Using fewer fertilizers and adjusting the timing of fertilizer applications to limit runoff of excess nutrients from farmland
    • Control of animal wastes so that they are not allowed to enter into waterways
    • Monitoring of septic systems and sewage treatment facilities to reduce discharge of nutrients to surface water and groundwater
    • Careful industrial practices such as limiting the discharge of nutrients, organic matter, and chemicals from manufacturing facilities

    These steps would help lower the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus in the system.

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