Hazardous Waste Management Mcqs

Q:

When was the case, Dalehite v. United States decided?

A) 1946 B) 1947
C) 1948 D) 1953
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 1953

Explanation: The case Dalehite v. United States, was decided in 1953 by the Supreme Court, victims lost the lawsuit but 1955 bill provided $17 million for claimants.

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Q:

S.S Highflyer cargo had _____ tons of sulphur.

A) 1000 B) 2000
C) 3000 D) 4000
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 2000

Explanation: The S.S Highflyer cargo had 2000 tons of sulfur loaded and 961 tons of ammonium nitrate in paper bags.

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Q:

Which was the other ship exploded due to Grandcamp’s explosion?

A) S.S Highflyer B) Granpit
C) Granpit D) Iowla
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) S.S Highflyer

Explanation: The S.S. High Flyer was owned and operated by Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. The ship was down to repairs and could not be moved on time to prevent disaster.

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Q:

Lawsuits were filed under ____ act.

A) FTCA B) NPL
C) HPS D) HAZA
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) FTCA

Explanation: Many lawsuits were filed against the company under Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

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Q:

What is the expenditures for industrial reconstruction after the disaster?

A) $200 million B) $300 million
C) $100 million D) $400 million
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) $100 million

Explanation: The expenditures for industrial reconstruction after the disaster is estimated to be $100 million dollars i.e. $1.07 billion in today’s terms.

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Q:

More than 5,000 people were injured in Texas City disaster.

A) True B) False
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) True

Explanation: It is estimated that, after the event of disaster, more than 5,000 people were injured, with 1,784 admitted to 21 area hospitals.

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What time did Grandcamp exploded?

A) 6 a.m. B) 7 a.m.
C) 8 a.m. D) 9 a.m.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 9 a.m.

Explanation: The explosion took place at 9:12 a.m. and ammonium nitrate reacted with steam to produce nitrogen dioxide fumes.

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Q:

What is the name of ship where the disaster occurred?

A) Grandcamp B) Granpit
C) Grandbar D) Iowla
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Grandcamp

Explanation: Smoke was spotted in the cargo hold of the Grandcamp, which had tons of ammonium nitrate.

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