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1

A method of sealing off disintegrating asbestos is called
a. capping.
b. encapsulation.
c. containment.
d. contamination closure.

b. encapsulation.

2

Capping is a 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.

3

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.

4

The MOST common source of lead poisoning found in residential property is
a. in plumbing pipes.
b. in the basement.
c. caused by appliances.
d. in alkyd oil-based paint.

d. in alkyd oil-based paint.

5

The North Carolina Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) provides for all of the
following EXCEPT
a. protection of coastal areas.
b. protection of marshlands.
c. the controlled development of coastal areas.
d. the construction quality of beach housing.

d. the construction quality of beach housing.

6

In regulations regarding lead-based paints, HUD requires that
a. all owners of properties built prior to 1978 test for its presence.
b. paint must be removed from surfaces before selling.
c. known paint hazards must be disclosed.
d. only licensed contractors engage in removal of any lead-based paint.

c. known paint hazards must be disclosed.

7

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 homes built prior to 1978.

c. a known human carcinogen.

8

Which of the following is NOT true about radon?
a. It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
b. Radon levels will vary depending on weather conditions.
c. Levels can be reduced by installing ventilation systems.
d. Modern home construction reduces the potential for radon gas accumulation.

d. Modern home construction reduces the potential for radon gas accumulation.