chapter 19 environmental science

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financing research into clean technologies
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gov’ts can help industry reduce hazardous waste production by
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neutralizing wastes
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biological treatment plants make some hazardous wastes safe by
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biodegradable
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people can reduce the amount of garbage in landfills by composting wastes that are
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oven cleaner
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which of the following is considering a household hazardous waste?
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lye
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which of the following is classified as a corrosive hazardous waste?
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its highly explosive
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methane gas mud be removed from landfills because
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on the streets
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in the earliest cities, where did citizens dispose of refuse?
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determining disposal methods
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hazardous wastes are place into categories to aid in
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leaching
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a body of water, located at one end of Fresh Kills, is highly polluted because rain washes toxic materials from Fresh Kills into the water. This process is known as
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they are beneath aquifers
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the petroleum industry use deep-injection to dispose of its hazardous waste. Though the wastes are pumped into porous rock, the industry claims the wells are safe because
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disposable products
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about one-quarter of all wastes in landfills are
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uranium mining and processing
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the arsenic & other poison that contaminated the lake near oberrothebach were by-products of
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strip cropping
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which of the following is a land management technique that limits topsoil loss?
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waste exchange
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the kind of hazardous waste disposal that most closely resembles recycling is
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the refuse bred disease
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governments made stricter laws concerning refuse disposal because
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elementary school
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on top of a covered chemical waste dump at love canal, people had built a(n)
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landfills
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today, new york city deposits its garbage in Fresh Kills on staten island- soon to be the highest point on the east coast, fresh kills is one of the nation’s largest
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water pollution
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disposal of garbage from barges proved unsatisfactory because it resulted in
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chemical leaking above ground
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though unusually high incidences of cancer & birth defects were reported by people living around love canal, what event(s) finally led to government action?
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groundwater pollution
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open dumping in landfills was outlawed in many states because of
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ban the use of hazardous chemicals by industries
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superfund legislation does not obligate the environmental protection agency to
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trees act as windbreaks
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shelter belts prevent topsoil loss because
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soil erosion
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overgrazing, irrigation, cultivation all contribute significantly to
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4 billion metric tons
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in the us, unwise land-use management lead to annual losses of topsoil by wind and water totaling
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the ocean
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in new york city, the first “garbage” was

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