HLTH 505 Quiz Waste

HLTH 505 Quiz: Waste

  1. What contaminant in drinking water is regulated because of its potential for causing “blue baby disease”?
  2. If you suspect that your drinking water has elevated levels of lead, which of the following actions would be advisable?
  3. What do most researchers see as the solution to eliminating the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico?
  4. Which of the following constitutes a method of advanced wastewater treatment for removing excess levels of ammonia at a POTW?
  5. Wastewater pretreatment programs are mandated for:
  6. What is the predominant method of sewage sludge disposal in the U.S. today?
  7. Outbreaks of giardiasis have occurred in numerous places where drinking water treatment plants did not provide:
  8. Which of the following represents a nonpoint source of water pollution?
  9. A tragic situation involving wide-scale poisoning of a population via contaminated drinking water is now occurring in what country? What is the contaminant involved?
  10. To avoid falling victim to “hot tub rash,” bathers should:
  11. Eutrophication of a waterway can be initiated when which of the following enters a lake or stream?
  12. The Clean Water Act’s Part 503 standards specify acceptable management practices for:
  13. Of the various changes occurring in a lake as it undergoes eutrophication, which is most directly responsible for the loss of high-quality fish?
  14. Addition of chlorine to drinking water sometimes results in the formation of what potentially dangerous chemicals?
  15. Which of the following statements about municipal wastewater treatment is false?
  16. Vermicomposting is an effective, though underused, method for managing what category of refuse?
  17. Because it is the most economical of the legal methods of urban refuse disposal, more communities choose this waste disposal option than any other:
  18. The EPA and many state governments have ranked the various options for municipal solid waste management in order of priority. Which method does EPA regard as the most desirable?
  19. Where is Love Canal?
  20. Which of the following categories of wastes are not subject to regulation as RCRA hazardous wastes?
  21. What actions are being taken under the mandates of the “superfund” (CERCLA) law?
  22. Approximately what percentage of municipal refuse in the U.S. is currently being recycled or composted?
  23. EPA’s “Brownfields” program is intended to:
  24. What does an MRF do?
  25. Which of the following is an example of a waste reduction method?
  26. What are “bottle bills”?
  27. Subtitle D regulations pertain to stricter standards for:
  28. Which of the following statements about bioremediation is false?
  29. To what pervasive problem does the “NIMBY” syndrome pertain?
  30. Which of the following statements about e-waste is false?
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