E-Waste

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E-Waste:

E-Waste

Satellites:

Satellites “Many types of satellites are in constant orbit around the Earth.”

Satellites:

Satellites Working Definition: an object or natural body that revolves around a planet.

Satellites:

Satellites

Surveillance:

Surveillance “Each has a specific job, whether it’s as a storm-tracker, communications station or as part of our nation’s military surveillance operations.”

Surveillance:

Surveillance Working Definition: The act of observing or the condition of being observed

Surveillance:

Surveillance

Vital:

Vital “Communications satellites are vital to our everyday lives.”

Vital:

Vital Working Definition: of great importance

Reconnaissance:

Reconnaissance “They do not act as spy satellites and perform reconnaissance missions within their orbits.”

Reconnaissance:

Reconnaissance Working Definition: a search made for useful military information in the field, especially by examining the ground.

Reconnaissance:

Reconnaissance

Debris:

Debri s “A growing amount of human-made debris—from rocket stages and obsolete satellites to blow-off hatches and insulation—is circling the earth.”

Debris:

Debris Working Definition: the remains of anything broken down or destroyed; ruins; rubble

Debris:

Debris

Derelict:

Derelict “These include both operational spacecraft and debris such as derelict rocket bodies.”

Derelict:

Derelict Working Definition: left or deserted, as by the owner or guardian; abandoned

Derelict:

Derelict

Feasible:

Feasible “Given current technology, those proposals appear neither technically feasible nor economically viable.”

Feasible:

Feasible Working Definition: probable; likely

Obsolete:

Obsolete “When the millions of computers purchased around the world every year become obsolete they leave behind lead, cadmium, mercury and other hazardous wastes.”

Obsolete:

Obsolete Working Definition: of a discarded or outmoded type; out of date

Obsolete:

Obsolete

Output:

Output “Developing countries are expected to triple their output of e-waste by 2010.”

Output:

Output Working Definition: the material produced or yield

Toxicological:

Toxicological “All of these materials have known toxicological effects that range from brain damage to kidney disease to mutations, cancers.”

Toxicological:

Toxicological Working Definition: the science dealing with the effects, antidotes, detection, etc., of poisons.

Toxicological:

Toxicological

Waste:

Waste “Most folks in line were hoping to do the right thing, expecting that their waste would be recycled in state-of-the-art facilitates that exist here in America.”

Waste:

Waste Working Definition: anything left over or superfluous, as excess material or by-products, not of use for the work in hand

Waste:

Waste

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