Throughout this video, many issues were raised around the fields of the chemical valley, located in Sarnia, Ontario. More specifically pollution from the petrochemical industry. Some forms of pollution included, “gasoline, plastic, pesticides, fertilizers, cosmetics, and more chemicals.” This pollution was formed mainly off of refining and producing petroleum and natural gases. Due to the 60 petrochemical plants running 24/7 in the chemical valley, it is no wonder Sarnia has earned the reputation for the worst air in Canada. Due to the pollution, a few health concerns have been raised for the first nations people of Aamjiwnaang. Kids are currently suffering from hydrogen sulphide exposure. To put this into perspective, the British used hydrogen sulphide in World War I.
In order to combat this issue, I would reduce the amount of petrochemical plants. Along with reducing the gross number, I would also place a restriction on how long these plants are able to run. For example, instead of running 24/7, I would put a curfew, which would include only running the plants throughout the day.