Energy And Resources Review

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  • 1. 
    Http://www.cbsnews.com/news/coal-ash-130-million-tons-of-waste-01-10-2009/The EPA is set to decide this month if coal will start being called and treated as "hazardous" or just "non-toxic solid waste".  If the EPA changes what coal is called, what would have to change about how we dispose of coal ash?
  • 2. 
    Both Palmerton, Pa and Picher, Ok were major producers of _______ through the early and mid 1900's. 
    • A. 

      Lead

    • B. 

      Zinc

    • C. 

      Cadmium

    • D. 

      Arsenic

  • 3. 
    Here, in this hydroelectric dam, motion energy in the water is changed to _________________ energy in the generator that goes to 'the grid'.
    • A. 

      Chemical

    • B. 

      Steam

    • C. 

      Motion

    • D. 

      Electrical

  • 4. 
    The 3 fossil fuels are
    • A. 

      Coal, oil, natural gas

    • B. 

      Coal, oil, uranium

    • C. 

      Oil, natural gas, uranium

    • D. 

      Solar, municipal solid waste, coal

  • 5. 
    Of the fossil fuels, ________________ puts the least emissions into the air.
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Natural gas

    • D. 

      Nuclear

  • 6. 
    True or false.  Uranium (nuclear) energy creates no emissions (air pollution) and has the highest heat energy potential.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      This is debatable and there are other things to consider

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 7. 
    Who is the federal agency in charge of environmental regulations?
    • A. 

      Department of Environmental Protection

    • B. 

      Environmental Protection Agency

    • C. 

      Federal Bureau of Investigation

    • D. 

      NASA

  • 8. 
    Is coal ash considered hazardous?
    • A. 

      No, not yet at least

    • B. 

      Yes

    • C. 

      Only if you get sick from it

    • D. 

      Only if it spills into rivers

  • 9. 
    True or false.  Nuclear (uranium) energy is the best source of electricity
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      This is open to debate as there are other negative impacts such as radio active waste created

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 10. 
    Currently, most coal ash is stored in wet ponds.  One of these failed in 2008 creating the worst spill of it's kind in history.  Where did this spill take place
    • A. 

      Under the ocean

    • B. 

      Picher Oklahoma

    • C. 

      Palmerton Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      Kingston Tennessee

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