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1. Estimate the velocity of the groundwater flowing from a point 1000 feet from a creek. The point is 30 feet above the surface of the creek and the permeability of the subsurface is approximately 10-5. Approximately how long would it take the groundwater to reach the creek?

2. Briefly define the following Water Quality Parameters: BOD, COD, TSS, TDS, and Nutrients.

3. Are Environmental Regulations necessary to control Industry? Please explain your response?

4. What is the best Technology for Hazardous Waste Management Control and why?

5. There is an abandoned gasoline station in your community, as the Municipal Environmental Manager, how you perform an Environmental Risk Assessment on the property? Provide the process and also what hazardous material/s would you be looking for?

6. An industry is located in a Hard Water area (high Carbonate concentration) and needs soft water for a specific chemical process, what procedure would it use to make soft water? Discuss the complete procedure, be specific.

7. Compare and contrast Aerobic and Anaerobic decomposition? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

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    Thank you.

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