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SG-W:/ Fw: [energyresources] Re:The Law of Entropy (Phosphates)
- Subject: SG-W:/ Fw: [energyresources] Re:The Law of Entropy (Phosphates)
- From: "Kermit Schlansker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 18:18:03 -0500
- Cc: "Malletts Creek Group" <email@example.com>
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- Reply-To: "Kermit Schlansker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We need strong measures to combat running out of fertilizer. This
factor is far more important than stream pollution. We must start using
sewage as fertilizer and stop fertilizing lawns.
From: KHo33333@aol.com <KHo33333@aol.com>
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Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 3:50 PM
Subject: [energyresources] Re:The Law of Entropy (Phosphates)
> For those who have expressed an interest in more literature about the
>phosphate ore depletion crisis see the article "Sinkholes and stacks" in
>June 12th, 1995 issue of "U.S. News and World Report". The dramatic
>picture of the huge sinkhole produced by phosphate mining operations
>in Florida gives you an example of the kind of problems we face.
> I also recommend that you look at an Encyclopedia on the subject
>of Phosphorous. The Phosphorous Cycle is fairly well understood.
>U.S. Reserves of Phosphate Ores are being rapidly depleted. Most
> Phosphate Reserves are in North Africa in a region subject to war and
>a strong Islamic Fundamentalist movement. World Reserves are estimated
>at about 70 years.
> Most Phosphates end up in run-off in fields into streams and rivers
>and eventually into the Ocean where he is not practical or feasible to
>recover. The general problem involved the diffusion of elements or
>chemical compounds into the environment. Some Phosphate appears
>to get trapped in clay. Phosphate is a crucial fertilizer for plant growth
>and is responsible for energy exchanges within the cells of all living
> Ken Holder
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