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Which of the following activities does not produce artificial pollution? [A] Coal being burned in power stations [B] Farmers treating their fields with pesticides [C] Fish dying in a reservoir [D] Litter being dropped on the beach [E] Nuclear waste being leaked

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Which of the following activities does not produce artificial pollution? (A) Coal being burned in power stations. (B) Farmers treating their fields with pesticides. (C) Fish dying in a reservoir. (D) Litter being dropped on the beach. Or (E) nuclear waste being leaked.

Artificial pollution refers to the harmful effects on the environment generated by human activities. We need to identify which answer choice does not generate pollutants from human activities. Answer choice (A) describes coal being burned in power stations, which are invented, developed, and run by humans. The burning of coal in power stations produces huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Burning coal does produce artificial pollution. But the question asks us to identify which activity does not produce artificial pollution. So answer choice (A) is not correct.

Answer choice (B) discusses farmers applying pesticides to fields of crops. Pesticides are pollutants introduced by humans. They can leach into the soil, impacting the water runoff and surrounding ecosystems. This activity can affect the lives of important pollinators like insects and birds. Answer choice (B) is an activity resulting in artificial pollution and thus is not the answer to this question.

Answer choice (C) suggests fish dying in a reservoir. The death of fish is a natural process. While this may produce some toxins, because it occurs naturally without human interference, it is a type of natural pollution. Thus, it does not produce artificial pollution and is the correct answer to this question.

Let’s have a look at answer choices (D) and (E) just to be sure. Answer choice (D) mentions litter being dropped on a beach. Litter is left on places like beaches by humans when they visit. This litter negatively impacts the lives of marine life in many ways. This activity does produce artificial pollution and is not the correct answer.

Answer choice (E) mentions nuclear waste being leaked out of its containment. Humans use nuclear power to produce energy. But if the waste from the process leaks, it can be very dangerous. The leakage of nuclear radiation is very dangerous to plants and animals surrounding the area. Answer choice (E) is incorrect.

Therefore, the activity that does not produce artificial pollution is answer choice (C), fish dying in a reservoir.

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