This is a group paper. Only need the questions unlined and bold text
Freedom Industries Mass Contamination of Charleston, West Virginia Drinking Water
Freedom Industries was a chemical storage and disposal facility on the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia. On January 9, 2014 a chemical spill was detected into the Elk River of roughly 10,000 gallons. Approximately 1.5 miles downriver sat the intake for the American Water facility. The chemical entered into the facility and the drinking water was contaminated. That evening, the Governor of the Great State issued a ‘do not use’ order for the water from that facility. Approximately 300,000 people in 9 Counties were left without water for drinking, showering, and other essentials for many days. Sadly, a concern regarding the safety of the water from the facility seems to remain even today.
The US Chemical Safety Board has very recently released their report on this incident.
There were certainly errors in this situation. People in 9 counties losing their water for days on end points to that. Were the situations handled correctly?
Please review the CSB report, as well as the associated news coverage (a few starting points are given below) and any other information that you research. What could have been done better? 1) How could this situation been handled differently? What was done well?
2) Was the risk properly communicated? Were the various situations handled correctly?
3) Does the EPCRA/CERCLA and various other regulatory requirements bear some burden here? Why or why not?
What future strategies should be incorporated to assure safe drinking water for not just these 9 counties, but the nation? What future strategies for emergency and crisis reporting, including those regarding risk, should be incorporated into the plans for Government, the Water supplier, and industry?
The papers do not have a minimum or maximum number of pages. Please just answer the questions and express the logic and references that you used to come to these conclusions COMPLETELY.
Make sure that your paper adhere to APA formatting and style guidelines. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/)
Effective use of headings and white space is required. That is, I want to see organizational headings/subheadings (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/EffectiveUseofHeaders)
Effective use of white space is required (Double spaced, 12 point font).
A cover page is required as per APA guidelines.
An introduction and a conclusion are mandatory.
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.
Table of contents and abstract, not required, but nice to have.
For this assignment, you must use at least 3 references.
Review the CSB report and address the three questions provided in the syllabus (30 points)
Thoroughly discusses and explains all the six elements outlined in the assignment description.
Discusses and explains clearly at least four elements outlined in the assignment description. The explanation is slightly underdeveloped.
Partially discusses and explains the elements outlined in the assignment description. The explanation is not complete.
Attempts to explain the six elements outlined in the assignment description. The explanation is significantly underdeveloped and inadequate.
Address future strategies to assure safe drinking water for the nation and future strategies for emergency and crisis reporting (30 points)
Thoroughly discusses and explains all the requirements.
Discusses and explains all the requirements. The explanation is slightly underdeveloped.
Partially discusses and explains requirements. The explanation is not complete.
The explanation is significantly underdeveloped and inadequate.
Provide a conclusion that sums up the CSB review and a summary of future proposed strategies
Includes a thorough and clearly written conclusion which concisely answers the question of your boss and sums up the key points of the analysis.
Includes a clearly written conclusion that answers the question of your boss but the conclusion is missing minor key points.
Includes a clearly written conclusion that answers the question of your boss the conclusion is missing major key points.
The conclusion is incomplete or inaccurate. The summary of key points of the analysis is missing or is significantly underdeveloped.
Written Communication and APA Formatting
Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.
Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.
Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.
Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.
Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.
Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.
Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader
Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA