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A method of sealing off disintegrating asbestos is called

a. capping
b. encapsulation
c. containment
d. contamination closure
b. encapsulation
“Capping” is the method of

a. piling waste into a hill at surface level and covering with clay
b. compacting waste and sealing in a container
c. laying soil over the top of a landfill, and planting vegetation
d. burying waste and covering with soil
c. laying soil over the top of a landfill, and planting vegetation
Which of the following is NOT true about asbestos?

a. It was commonly used as insulation
b. Removal can cause further contamination of a building
c. HUD requires all asbestos-containing materials to be removed from residential buildings.
d. It is most dangerous when airborne.
c. HUD requires all asbestos-containing materials to be removed from residential buildings.
The most common source of lead poisoning found in residential property is

a. in asbestos
b. in the basement
c. caused by appliances
d. in alkyd oil-based paint
d. in alkyd oil-based paint
In regulations regarding lead-based paints, HUD requires that

a. homeowners test for presence
b. paint must be removed from surfaces before selling
c. known hazards must be disclosed
d. only licensed contractors may deal with removal
c. known hazards must be disclosed
Radon is

a. only found in the eastern United States
b. easy to detect because of its odor
c. a known human carcinogen
d. not found in older homes
c. a known human carcinogen
Which of the following is NOT true about radon?

a. It is colorless and odorless and tasteless.
b. Radon levels will vary depending on weather conditions.
c. Levels can be reduced by installing a ventilation system.
d. Modern home construction reduces the potential for radon gas accumulation.
d. Modern home construction reduces the potential for radon gas accumulation.
Carbon monoxide is not

a. easy to detect
b. a result of incomplete combustion
c. quickly absorbed in the body
d. a natural result of combustion
a. easy to detect
Contamination by underground storage tanks is

a. found only in petroleum stations
b. regulated by the EPA
c. only caused by tanks currently in use
d. easily detected and eliminated
b. regulated by the EPA
Electromagnetic fields

a. cause serious health problems
b. are produced by appliances
c. are suspected of causing cancer and other health problems
d. are a major public concern
c. are suspected of causing cancer and other health problems
Which of the following is NOT true about underground water contamination?

a. It is not a major problem in the United States.
b. Any contamination can threaten the supply of pure, clean water for private wells and public water systems.
c. Protective state and federal laws concerning water supply have been enacted.
d. Real Estate licensees need to be aware of potential contamination sources.
a. It is not a major problem in the United States.
Included in the regulations of the Superfund which was established to cleanup uncontrolled hazardous-waste sites are

a. exemptions to responsibility for neighboring properties
b. release of liability of owner is not responsible for contamination
c. no provisions for recovery reimbursement for cleanup costs
d. provisions for retraction liability
d. provisions for retraction liability