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5 Matching questions

  1. seam
  2. carbon sequestration
  3. dung
  4. high-level waste repository
  5. low-level wastes
  1. a Wastes that give off small amounts of radiation; Must be stored safely for 100-500 yrs; Most in the U.S. are put in steel drums and dumped into the ocean, others are put in landfills
  2. b an area to store intensely radioactive wastes buried deep in the ground, hopefully unexposed to groundwater and earthquakes for the thousands of years required for radioactive materials to decay to a safe level
  3. c a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
  4. d storing carbon in a natural sink or a geologic reservoir underground
  5. e fecal matter of animals

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. An accurate estimate of how much of the resource can be extracted on an economic basis
  2. the SI unit of energy
  3. (source: auto exhaust) (effects: acidification of lakes, respiratory irritation, leads to smog & ozone) (Equation for acid formation: NO + O2 = NO2 + H2O = HNO3) (Reduction: catalytic converter)
  4. water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers
  5. a soft, fine-grained sedimentary rock from which oil and natural gas are obtained by heating; found in CO, UT, WY, and eastern US

5 True/False questions

  1. chain reactionsimultaneous production of electricity and steam in the same facility


  2. sublimationa change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid


  3. hybrid gasoline-electric enginebattery-powered electric motor with a small gasoline engine to help accelerate and/or recharge battery


  4. green pricingAllowing customers of utilities to voluntarily pay more for electricity that comes from renewable sources


  5. critical massthe minimum mass of a fissionable isotope that provides the number of neutrons needed to sustain a chain reaction


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