APES AP EXAM REVIEW 4
Pollution
The impacts of thermal aquatic pollution can result in all EXCEPT *
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The EPA limits hexavalent chromium to 0.1 ppm in the water supply. However, most people do not understand the ppm measurement. What is 0.1 ppm expressed as a percentage? *
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Hermaphroditic frogs contain both testes and ovarian tissues. If atrazine is the cause of this feminization, what type of pollutant is atrazine? *
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Which of the following produces the greatest amount of greenhouse gases? *
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Which of the following is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States? *
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Which of the following is a neurotoxin? *
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Which of the following is found in building materials such as particle board? *
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Scientists can determine if a waterway is contaminated with raw sewage by testing for the presence of *
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Which of the following substances is NOT a source of indoor air pollution containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs)? *
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All of the following are correct statements about sulfur oxides (SOx) EXCEPT *
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Integrated waste management is a systems of steps devised to make the best use of disposed solid waste items. The goal is to take as much permanent waste out of the waste stream as possible. Which of the following steps of integrated waste management should be carried out LAST? *
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The Montreal Protocol was designed to help save the stratospheric ozone layer by banning substances that contained CFCs. Which substance would NOT be banned under the Montreal Protocol? *
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Which of the following statements about waste generation is NOT correct? *
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Which is a benefit of using fluidized bed combustion to burn coal at an electric power plant? *
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Which of the following choices is NOT on the EPA's list of top indoor air pollutants? *
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The EPA keeps a list of Superfund sites. What is this list called? *
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When assessing the risk of harm to humans or the environment from a chemical, all of these questions are asked EXCEPT *
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Which of the following is true about LD50? *
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The EPA is exploring the use of phytotechnology to clean up hazardous wastes. Which is the BEST example of the use of phytotechnology? *
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Which of the following situations could be classified as a possible Superfund Act? *
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Agriculture and logging are the driving force behind clearing millions of acres of tropical rainforest each year. Which of the following is NOT a likely result of rainforest destruction? *
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Which of the following is the most toxic substance according to its LD50? *
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Burning coal results in mercury emissions which enter aquatic ecosystems. Organisms in lower trophic levels in the food chain have lower mercury concentrations than those in higher trophic levels. This demonstrates the phenomenon known as *
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By regulating which of the greenhouse gases can also decrease stratospheric ozone depletion? *
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The BrownsAPES Mining Company has a mine, the Brown Bucket Mine (BBM), which has been mining copper in Silver City, NM for several decades. The BBM has not been following proper mining regulations for more than a decade. Because of this, the BBM has been linked to acid mine drainage. Which of the following is NOT an impact of acid mine drainage from the BBM? *
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On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake hit Japan. The earthquake knocked out power supplies to the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, Japan, and a resulting tsunami wiped out the backup generators. As a result, the plant overheated and various explosions damaged several of the plant's nuclear reactors. Which of the following consequences was a result of the Fukushima environmental disaster? *
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