Marie Michael Library
Acid Rain - Our Bitter Legacy
Large quantities of acid carried in rainfall, combined with the natural acidity of much of the geology of Nova Scotia are damaging our environment. Each year more than 100,000 pds. of acidic pollution are dumped on Nova Scotia from points west. The effect on the salmon fishery, other aquatic life, and the forests of Europe and eastern Canada are seen in North America, England and Germany as an economic problem, while most of the rest of Europe view it as a social problem. Because of this, the will to cure acid rain varies. Regional and political nightmares which currently exist as a result of acid rain will be further compounded if the problem is not soon effectively solved.