Safe Is Your Backyard?
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You are a member of a team of environmental
experts hired by Save the Future, Incorporated, a non-profit environmental
education and advocacy group. Save the Future maintains a scientific
laboratory and office at our local schoolhouse. At this site testing
of samples of soil and water are done in order to detect possible
contamination. The laboratory has all the capabilities to determine
the safeness of the soil and water in given areas. This laboratory
has anywhere from 22 to 30 people in it at any given time. Our
business hours are between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. but we can
be contacted anytime via email.
The group is an advocate to save our children
from the possibilities of soil and water contamination. Your job
is to read the newspaper articles presented and determine how
to go about testing the soil and water for contamination in different
areas in order to protect the children of tomorrow.
Please do an analysis of the soil and water
samples and evaluate the suitability for our children. Based on
your analysis, please make recommendations to the committee chairperson
on suitability of the soil and water and remedies for any problems
found now or foreseen for the future. The committee will expect
an oral presentation concerning all the results of the on-going
I realize this may represent a tight schedule
on your part but I am confident that with the expertise on your
teams you will be able to reach reliable results and conclusions.
Please expedite the results as soon as possible.
We on the Save the Future committee will appreciate your hard
work and commitment to this project. Wishing you every success
in your research.
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Created: September 9, 1998 - Updated:
November 10, 2001