Massive Sinkhole Leaks Radioactive Water Into Florida's Aquifer:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace ... ed46f65ed8
Guess it's not "fashionable" to tap about "acid rain" any more...:
Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it has elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH). It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids.
Sulfur dioxide is the chemical compound with the formula SO2. It is a toxic gas with a burnt, match smell. It is released naturally by volcanic activity and is produced as a by-product of the burning of fossil fuels contaminated with sulfur compounds.
Anywhoo... as more and more humans burn fossils as fuels, might expect engine exhausts to continue to cause rains that are acidic enough to cause softer stones to crumble.In atmospheric chemistry, NOx is a generic term for the nitrogen oxides that are most relevant for air pollution, namely nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). These gases contribute to the formation of smog and acid rain, as well as affecting tropospheric ozone.
NOx gases are usually produced from the reaction among nitrogen and oxygen during combustion of fuels, such as hydrocarbons, in air; especially at high temperatures, such as occur in car engines. In areas of high motor vehicle traffic, such as in large cities, the nitrogen oxides emitted can be a significant source of air pollution. NOx gases are also produced naturally by lightning.