Waste Legislation: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act vs. the Superfund Act


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What is the appropriate definition of hazardous waste?

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1. What percentage of all hazardous waste created in the United States was regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act?

2. Upon the creation of the Superfund Act, who was held responsible for the cleaning of the contaminated site?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help check your knowledge of hazardous waste and waste legislation. You will be quizzed on laws regarding waste and their requirements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • Superfund Act
  • The Resource Conservation Recovery Act
  • Definition of hazardous waste

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the Superfund Act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about hazardous waste
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding waste and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about hazardous waste, review the corresponding lesson called Waste Legislation: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act vs. the Superfund Act. This lesson will help you:

  • Details the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act,
  • Identify principles behind the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • Explains the purpose of a network under the RCRA
  • Determine the purpose of the Superfund Act