Final Exam Study Guide Auburn University ENVI-1020 Environmental Science Dr. Holm
Final Exam Study Guide Auburn University ENVI-1020 Environmental Science Dr. Holm ENVI 1020 - 001
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Chapter 14 Solid & Hazardous Waste Final Exam Study Guide Solid Waste Definition Total U.S. Solid Waste generation for 2013 including trends, percentages, & recycling stats. E-Waste Solid Waste Management Hierarchy o Incineration w/o Energy Recovery (LEAST PREFERRED) o Combustion with Energy Recovery o Recycling/Composting o Source Reduction & Reuse (MOST PREFERRED) Methods of Waste Disposal (Benefits & Drawbacks of each) o Source Reduction o Recycling o Landfills Declining trends, why? Responsibly Retired landfill How are they managed on a day-to-day basis? o Incineration o Composting Municipal Solid Waste Disposal (MSW) facilities & their methods Hazardous Waste, RCRA, & CERCLA Definition of Hazardous Waste Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)—What does it regulate? o Defines hazardous wastes, cradle-to-grave manifest system, establishes standards for whom, permitting system, authorization of state programs, omissions (which may be regulated by other Acts/Agencies) What is Hazardous Waste, what types are there, and what does each type mean? Examples? Hazardous Waste Statistics Treatment, Storage, & Disposal of Hazardous Waste—what is T, S, & D and how do we do it? History of Illegal Hazardous Waste Dumping o Elizabeth, New Jersey & Valley of the Drums near Louisville, KY Environmental Problems Caused by Hazardous Wastes (Esp. groundwater contamination) o History of Love Canal site (north of Buffalo, NY) CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act of 1980) o Response and Remedial Actions, National Contingency Plan (NCP) & National Priority List (NPL), Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs), Financing cleanups-Superfund Brownfields—what are they, how many are there, & what are the benefits of getting rid of them?
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