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Review Sheet for Midterm Exam E8 Rev Feb 11

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Review Sheet for Midterm Exam – E8 Winter 2008 – February 11, 2008 – 7:00 p.m. (Updates in Bold!) EXAM: Thursday, February 14 th at 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. (1 hour 20 minutes) Worth 70 Points! Instructions: Write your name, student ID #, TA name, and 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 THE SEATS! Exam: Draw upon ALL information provided through this course. Pay close attention to number of points allocated to each question. Underline key words and support answers with facts, concepts, and examples. Questions are short answer, short essay, and one longer essay question. No Scantron or a blue book is used. Write answers on the actual exam. Use backside of exam with appropriate question number. BE SURE TO: Review lecture notes Read all the material: Print out and know the PowerPoint presentations Think and review your notes about the information in the videos Know the significance of the following terms or concepts : Map of Woburn: Aberjona River, Wells G & H, Grace Plant, Riley/Beatrice Property Industrial history of Woburn area – Tannery and the Woburn Odor The Woburn odor and the contamination of the water were connected by the arsenic byproduct dumped by the industrial company. The area of Woburn was an Industri-Plex with several leather tanneries. The area was heavily industrialized. Events leading to the creation of the cancer cluster map – Wells G & H went on line. People complained about the waters bad taste, smell, and the unusual color. Many Woburn children were getting diagnosed with leukemia. Ann Anderson was the first mother to correlate the drinking water to her son’s diagnoses of leukemia. Ann Anderson and Bruce Young charted where the cancer was prevalent on a Woburn map and discovered a cancer cluster. 1
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Geology of Woburn contributing to contaminates reaching Wells G & H – The geology, the permeability of the soil. The pumping action of the wells sucked ground water from under Beatrice and Grace to the wells. (The geology and geography of east Woburn allowed the chemicals to flow to the wells.) Chemical contaminants found in Wells G & H. – Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene) (Perc/PCE) Used for dry cleaning and for metal degreasing, to make other chemicals, used in some other consumer products High concentrations: Dizziness, headaches, sleepiness, confusion, nausea, and difficulty speaking and walking Severe: Unconsciousness and death May be a carcinogen Trichloroethylene (TCE) Used mainly as a solvent to remove grease from metal parts Breathing small amounts: Headaches, lung irritation, dizziness, poor coordination, difficulty concentrating Breathing large amounts: Impaired heart function, unconsciousness and death Drinking large amounts: Nausea, liver damage, unconsciousness, impaired heart function, or death Drinking small amounts for long periods: Liver and kidney damage, impaired immune system function, impaired fetal development
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  • Winter '08
  • Dalliare
  • Hazardous waste, Superfund, Persistent Organic Pollutants, waste sites, woburn case, 175-178 TCE use by Beatrice 184-185 Medical

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