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5 Matching questions

  1. withdrawal
  2. residence time
  3. TRI (Toxic Release Inventory)
  4. total maximum daily load (TMDL)
  5. nonpoint source
  1. a Large or dispersed land areas such as crop fields, streets, and lawns that discharge pollutants into the environment over a large area.
  2. 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.
  3. c community right-to-know toxin release reports from factories, refineries, hard rock mines, power plants, and chemical manufacturers
  4. d The average time a given molecule of water or other substance will stay in a given water source
  5. 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

  1. controversial drilling grounds housing 3-8 billion oil barrels. 6-11 months supply for U.S. only; home to sensitive caribou calving grounds
  2. Energy that is harnessed from reactions among radioactive isotopes, most commonly used is uranium 235
  3. lakes that are rich with organic matter and vegetation that are typically murky
  4. Highest form of wastewater treatment that includes removal of nutrients, organic and solid material, along with biological & chemical polishing.
  5. simultaneous production of electricity and steam in the same facility

5 True/False questions

  1. carbon sequestrationstoring carbon in a natural sink or a geologic reservoir underground


  2. artesian wellCanada & 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.


  3. nuclear fissiona nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy


  4. dama structure built across a river or stream that restricts the flow of water traveling downstream


  5. methane hydrateThis 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.