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Select the BEST answer. Which of the following are examples of materials that can be recycled?Plastic


Glass


Paper


Metals


All of the above

All of the above

Which of the following is NOT a legal method of disposing hazardous materials?


Placement of hazardous waste in rivers and lakes in plastic bags




Deep well injections




Secure landfills




Treated release




Surface Impoundments

Placement of hazardous waste in rivers and lakes in plastic bags

Which of the following is NOT true about “Ewaste”, such as cell phones, computers, printers, radios and refrigerators?




It contains heavy metals which can be toxic




It can be safely discarded in regular trash or regular landfills




It should be sent to special facilities for dismantling and proper disposal




It might contain goldIt is produced by both businesses and households

It can be safely discarded in regular trash or regular landfills

Which of the following is a USEFUL feature of incineration of waste?




Production of toxic ash




Generation of electricity




Air pollution




Water pollution




All of the above

Generation of electricity

Which of the following is NOT true about synthetic chemicals that humans are exposed to in the environment?




When synthetic chemicals interact inside human bodies, even more toxic materials may be produced




Trace quantities of industrial chemicals may be found in human blood




Most of them have been thoroughly tested for adverse effects on human health




An estimated 100,000 synthetic chemicals are on the market nowadays




Very few of them have been thoroughly tested for adverse effects on human health

Most of them have been thoroughly tested for adverse effects on human health

Select the BEST answer. Heavy metals, pesticides and mustard gas are examples of ____________.




Carcinogens




Neurotoxins




Allergens




Mutagens




Teratogens

Neurotoxins

In the United States, the most abundant material in municipal solid waste is _________.




Old computers




Paper




Glass




Plastic




Metal

Paper

Which of the following is NOT TRUE about incinerators used for burning municipal waste?




They operate at temperatures around 2400 F




The incinerator's heat is used to heat water and generate electricity.




A great deal of the solid waste entering an incinerator is removed before incineration due to the recyclable qualities




The burning of the solid waste results in the production of fly ash and bottom ash as




They are cheaper to construct than landfills

They are cheaper to construct than landfills

Which of the following is NOT TRUE about source reduction?




Use of electronic mail




Use of junk mail




Use of fewer packing materials




Use of lightweight packaging




Production of more cncentrated items

Use of junk mail

What percentage of municipal waste is currently recycled in the United States?




90 50 75 30 10

30

Resource Recovery Act of 1970

On October 26, 1970, President Nixon signed the Established a major research program, run by the EPA, to develop new and innovative ways of dealing with solid waste. Gave the EPA the responsibility of providing State and local governments with technical and financial help in planning and developing resource recovery and waste disposal systems.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976

enacted in 1976, is the principal federal law in the United States governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.