Exceeding Pollution Limits

TitleExceeding Pollution Limits
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsPritchard, MS
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
KeywordsENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL , ENVIRONMENTAL engineering , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics
AbstractMarvin has just prepared a report that indicates that the level of pollution in the plant's water discharges slightly exceeds the legal limitations. However, there is little reason to believe that this excessive amount poses any danger to people in the area; at worst, it will endanger a small number of fish. On the other hand, solving the problem will cost the plant more than $200,000. Includes expert commentaries.
NotesCase study originally published in “Teaching Engineering Ethics: A Case Study Approach” by Michael Pritchard. Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, Western Michigan University, 1992.
URLhttp://www.onlineethics.org/Resources/Cases/Pollution.aspx
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