Environmental Hazards

Environmental Hazards - Geography 480/580 Midterm Exam...

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Geography 480/580 Midterm Exam Study Guide What is the “NPL” and why do we care? Define “historical geography” and briefly describe how it relates to the site assessment process. Briefly outline the history of CERCLA and SARA , noting when and why these pieces of legislation evolved, how they are related, and how they both influenced the ESA and the environmental consulting industry. What is a brownfield? What purposes do Minnesota’s VIC and the Petroleum Brownfields (formerly called VPIC) programs serve for land purchasers, sellers and developers? What is the MPCA’s “Drycleaner Fund?” If you are a PRP, how might these help you? Discuss how the risk of historical contamination varies according to the type of property (e.g., level of development) you are dealing with. What is a DRG and why might it be helpful in the ESA process? “Digital Raster Graph;” a scanned USGS topographic map Why have many gas stations closed in the past decade? Briefly outline the differences between Phase 1, 2 and 3 ESAs. What purposes do each serve? List the four
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course GEOG 480 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at St. Cloud.

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