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Quiz 13 :
Industrial Pollution and Environmental Regulation

Quiz 13 :
Industrial Pollution and Environmental Regulation

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Superfund refers to a federal program that was set up in 1980 to clean up toxic waste sites.
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Disease caused by industrial pollution is far more significant than disease caused by older,non-industrial forms of pollution.
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One disability-adjusted life year (DALY)equals one lost year of healthy life.
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The ecosystem is home to multiple biospheres.
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Nonpolluting economic growth that raises standards of living without depleting the planet's resources of the earth is called sustainable development.
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According to the theory of dualism,humans and nature are one.
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According to the theory of land ethic,humans are part of an ethical community that includes not only other human beings but all elements of the natural environment.
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When Congress passes an environmental law,Environmental Protection Agency employees write the detailed,specific rules needed to make it work.
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The largest source of carbon monoxide is electric utilities burning coal and oil.
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Gases that evaporate from liquid or solid carbon-based compounds are known as condensibles.
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Hazardous air pollutants are chemical emissions that pose a health risk of serious illness such as cancer or birth defects with small inhalation exposures.
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The maximum achievable control technology is a performance standard used by the Environmental Protection Agency to control emissions of hazardous air pollutants.
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Acid rain is caused primarily by two air pollutants,carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide.
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Indoor air in developed nations contains a mixture of pollutants including combustion by-products from cooking such as carbon monoxide and asbestos.
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Radon is an inert,colorless,and odorless gas found in soil and rock formations.
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Ozone-depleting gases such as chlorofluorocarbons are tiny,tough molecules that defy natural breakdown processes.
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The United States is not a party to the Kyoto Protocol.
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The Clean Water Act is effective in eliminating polluted factory outflows.
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The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 gave EPA the authority to manage hazardous waste from the moment it is created to the moment it is finally destroyed.
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The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ensures that the thousands of abandoned toxic waste sites around the United States are cleaned up.
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