Summarize the points made in the lecture being sure to explain how they challenge the specific arguments presented in the reading passage Burning coal in power plants produces a waste product called coal ash a material that contains small amounts of poten

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Summarize the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they challenge the specific arguments presented in the reading passage.

Burning coal in power plants produces a waste product called coal ash, a material that contains small amounts of potentially harmful chemicals. Environmentalists in the United States are concerned about the damage such harmful chemicals may be doing to the environment and suggest that the United States government should create new, much stricter regulations for handling and storing coal ash.
However, representatives of power companies take the opposite view: they argue that new regulations are unnecessary and might actually have negative consequences. They use the following arguments to support their position.
Regulations Exist
First, power company representatives point out that effective environmental regulations already exist. For example, one very important regulation requires companies to use liner—special material that prevents coal ash components from leaking into the soil and contaminating the surrounding environment. Companies that dispose of coal ash in disposal ponds or landfills must use liner in every new pond or landfill they build.
Concerns About Recycling Coal Ash
Second, some analysts predict that creating very strict rules for storing and handling coal ash might discourage the recycling of coal ash into other products. Currently, a large portion of coal ash generated by power plants is recycled: it is used, for example, in building materials such as concrete and bricks. Recycling coal ash reduces the need to dispose of it in other ways and presents no environmental danger. However, if new, stricter rules are adopted for handling coal ash, consumers may become concerned that recycled coal ash products are just too dangerous, and may stop buying the products.
Increased Cost
Finally, strict new regulations would result in a significant increase in disposal and handling costs for the power companies—perhaps as much as ten times the current costs. Power companies would be forced to increase the price of electricity, which would not be welcomed by the general public.

The passage holds that new regulations of storing and handling coal ash are unnecessary and it would bring some poor results.The lecture argues the passage\'s opinions basing on the following statements.

First,the lecture holds that the old regulation which requires companies to use liner is not efficient.Because today, liner is used for building new ponds and landfills while the old ponds and landfills also would depose significant damage to the environment such as polluting the underground water and drinking water.Thus,it is necessary to establish a new regulation which requires companies to use liner for both new and old sites.This argues the passage\'s claim that the regulation have existed.

Second,the lecture claims that strict regulation would not discourage consumers to buy recycling of coal ash.Taking another damage substance mucury for example,mucury had been managed strictly for many years.However,the recycled of mucury products had been sold to the public for 50 years.People do not need to worry that consumers would reject buying recycled coal ash products.This reputes the passage\'s claim.

Third,the lecture holds that new regulations does result in the increase of cost.But the increase of average bill of each consumers is just 1%.It is cheap for consumers. To protect environment,the consumers could accept this increase of price.This argues the passage\'s claim that it would cost a lot to establish new regulation and the general public would not accept it.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, second, so, third, thus, while, for example, such as

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 10.4613686534 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 5.04856512141 158% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 7.30242825607 110% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 12.0772626932 75% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 16.0 22.412803532 71% => OK
Preposition: 18.0 30.3222958057 59% => More preposition wanted.
Nominalization: 8.0 5.01324503311 160% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1274.0 1373.03311258 93% => OK
No of words: 228.0 270.72406181 84% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.58771929825 5.08290768461 110% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.88582923847 4.04702891845 96% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.106898172 2.5805825403 120% => OK
Unique words: 122.0 145.348785872 84% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.535087719298 0.540411800872 99% => OK
syllable_count: 380.7 419.366225166 91% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.55342163355 109% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 3.25607064018 154% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.23620309051 85% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 2.5761589404 39% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 5.0 13.0662251656 38% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 45.0 21.2450331126 212% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 133.1885881 49.2860985944 270% => The lengths of sentences changed so frequently.
Chars per sentence: 254.8 110.228320801 231% => Less chars_per_sentence wanted.
Words per sentence: 45.6 21.698381199 210% => Less words per sentence wanted.
Discourse Markers: 16.6 7.06452816374 235% => Less transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 22.0 4.19205298013 525% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 2.0 4.33554083885 46% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 4.45695364238 67% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 0.0 4.27373068433 0% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0832970078078 0.272083759551 31% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0539902500743 0.0996497079465 54% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0454058332485 0.0662205650399 69% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0640301598294 0.162205337803 39% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0456271022131 0.0443174109184 103% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 27.7 13.3589403974 207% => Automated_readability_index is high.
flesch_reading_ease: 17.34 53.8541721854 32% => Flesch_reading_ease is low.
smog_index: 13.0 5.55761589404 234% => Smog_index is high.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 22.0 11.0289183223 199% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 16.03 12.2367328918 131% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.61 8.42419426049 114% => OK
difficult_words: 54.0 63.6247240618 85% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 30.0 10.7273730684 280% => Linsear_write_formula is high.
gunning_fog: 20.0 10.498013245 191% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.2008830022 116% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 60.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 18.0 Out of 30
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