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Review Sheet for Final Exam E8 (2)

Review Sheet for Final Exam E8 (2) - 1 E8 FINAL EXAM Review...

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E8 FINAL EXAM - Review Sheet Winter 2008 – March 13, 2008 (changes in bold) Tuesday, March 18 th – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The exam will be 2 hours AND worth 75 points INSTRUCTIONS: Insert: Your name, Student ID #, TA name, Learning Community Date You must show your student ID upon turning in your exam! All back packs, notebooks, purses and other personal items MUST BE PLACED UNDER YOUR SEAT! TAKING THE EXAM Draw upon ALL information provided through this course. Pay close attention to number of points allocated to each question. Questions are short answer, short essay, and longer essay questions. No Scantron or a blue book is used. Write answers on the exam and write on the backside if needed with the question number. BE SURE TO: Review all lecture notes Read ALL the reading material Study PowerPoint presentations Think about case studies. Think about the information in the videos. KNOW THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS OR CONCEPTS: Sources of nuclear waste: Nuclear power plants, military sites, research facilities, and medical centers/ hospitals Yucca Mountain – pros and cons Pros: Most studied site Desperate for a storage facility Clean burning (Cleaner burning than fossil fuels which brings down the air pollution) 1
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Cons: 100 miles from LV (~2 million) Volcanic, seismic, flood potential Transporting nuclear waste - 43 states for 40 years (Transporting from 43 states) - Potential for accident/terrorist attacks Mineral that eats radioactivity: Zeolite - material that catches and filters the radiation from the flow of radiation. Greenhouse gases and their sources: Gases: Water Vapor, Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Nitrous Oxide, Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6), Ozone (NAS) Sources: Carbon Dioxide released when solid waste, fossil fuels (oil, natural gas & coal) and wood/wood products are burned. Methane emitted during the production and transport of coal, natural gas & oil. Emitted from decomposition of organic wastes and municipal solid waste landfills, and raising of livestock, and rice-growing. Nitrous Oxide Emitted during agricultural and industrial activities Emitted during combustion of solid waste & fossil fuels Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) The greenhouse effect: - Solar radiation passes through earth’s atmosphere and some radiation is absorbed by the earth and some is reflected from earth’s surface and atmosphere back into space.
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