5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- residence time
- TRI (Toxic Release Inventory)
- total maximum daily load (TMDL)
- nonpoint source
- a Large or dispersed land areas such as crop fields, streets, and lawns that discharge pollutants into the environment over a large area.
- b EPA administered program to address non-point-source water pollution that sets pollution limits according to the abilityof a body of water to assimilate different pollutants.
- c community right-to-know toxin release reports from factories, refineries, hard rock mines, power plants, and chemical manufacturers
- d The average time a given molecule of water or other substance will stay in a given water source
- e the total amount of water taken from a lake, river, or aquifer for any purpose; much is returned to circulation in a form that can be used again
5 Multiple choice questions
- controversial drilling grounds housing 3-8 billion oil barrels. 6-11 months supply for U.S. only; home to sensitive caribou calving grounds
- Energy that is harnessed from reactions among radioactive isotopes, most commonly used is uranium 235
- lakes that are rich with organic matter and vegetation that are typically murky
- Highest form of wastewater treatment that includes removal of nutrients, organic and solid material, along with biological & chemical polishing.
- simultaneous production of electricity and steam in the same facility
5 True/False questions
carbon sequestration → storing carbon in a natural sink or a geologic reservoir underground
artesian well → Canada & Venezuela have the largest deposits; an underground sand deposit permeated with a thick, asphalt-like oil known as bitumen. The bitumen can be separated from the sand by heating.
nuclear fission → a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
dam → a structure built across a river or stream that restricts the flow of water traveling downstream
methane hydrate → This solid consisting of molecules of methane within a crystal lattice of water ice molecules occurs underground in some Artic locations and more widely under the seafloor on the contenental shelves.