Essay on Little Enough or Too Much

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Case Study: Little Enough or Too Much

Disposal of chemical or factory waste in waters is considered harmful regardless of the amount being dispose. Case Study: Little Enough or Too Much describes the ethical dilemma that an employee had experience regarding an environmental issue. X Chemical company had created a new lubricant which was consider to have an overall reduce selling price and would also benefit the company tremendously since its financial performance was only satisfactory for the past several quarters. Bryan an employee of X Chemical was responsible to manage the construction of a production plant which will be used to produce this new lubricant. The production plant is situated near the river and X Company had already
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This would reduce the company’s risk of shutting down, and they would be free from anxieties of future problems cause by excess waste disposal. X chemical would also be able to comfortably concentrate on making profits and selling at a cheaper price which would have maximized the overall benefit and happiness of the company and the public at large. By not including the additional processing department, and if serious environmental problems should occur, it can be generally assumed that the company had put a cost to the lives of individuals living in the environment. The cost of human lives compares to cost of neglecting to build the additional processing department.

Secondly and lastly, Bryan’s supervisor Bill Gates should have raise some concern to higher management and have the waste disposal permit reviewed, so the company will be free from any future harms and accusation cause by disposing waste into the river. The thought of receiving a bonus should be the last thing on Bill Gates mind, because if the government official had made a mistake in issuing the permit to dispose additional waste and/or any environmental problem occurs in the future, X Chemical will face serious problems which might cause them to cease operations, and everyone will lose their jobs. Based on the consequentialism theory which