Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Comprehension - Section 15 (Q.No. 5)
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The assault on the purity of the environment is the price that we pay for many of the benefits of modern technology. For the advantage of automotive transportation we pay a price in smog-induced diseases; for the powerful effects of new insecticides, we pay a price in dwindling wildlife and disturbances in the relation of living things and their surroundings; for nuclear power, we risk the biological hazards of radiation. By increasing agricultural production with fertilizers, we worsen water population.

The highly developed nations of the world are not only the immediate beneficiaries of the good that technology can do, that are also the first victims of environmental diseases that technology breeds. In the past, the environmental effects which accompanied technological progress were restricted to a small ans relatively short time. the new hazards neither local nor brief. Modern air pollutions covers vast areas of continents: Radioactive fallout from the nuclear explosion is worldwide. Radioactive pollutants now on the earth surface will be found there for generations, and in case of Carbon-14, for thousands of years.

Radioactive pollutants
are limited in their effect
will infect the atmosphere for thousands of years
will be on the surface of earth for a very long time
will dissipate in short span of time
Answer: Option
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2 comments Page 1 of 1.

Kama Kumar said:   3 years ago
Yes, You are correct. Thanks @Tinni.

Tinni said:   1 decade ago
In this passage, it is maintained that radioactive pollutants will affect and reside for a long time, but ONLY C-14 will be present for thousands of years.

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