Is desalination bad for the environment?



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    At this point desalination is a very fuel-hungry process. Scientists and engineers are trying to come up with a way to at least use renewable fuel sources to lessen the environmental impact. In Australia for instance, they’re building a plant that runs entirely off of renewable fuel. But we still haven’t come up with a way to safely dispose of the brackish water that we don’t need. How can it be a sustainable process if we are altering the chemical composition of the ocean environment? At this point, few ecologists are looking to desalination as a viable option for obtaining fresh water.

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