mercury spill Articles

  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that can have damaging affects on both the central nervous system and renal system of humans. Exposure to mercury can cause serious developmental delays in children, and high level exposure is life threatening. When exposed to air, mercury vaporizes, readily becoming a dangerous aerosol that can be absorbed into the lungs and spread throughout the body. This is ...


  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury"s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once ...


  • L.A. mercury spill provides opportunity for education

    The uncertainty surrounding a mercury spill on a Los Angeles subway platform this past December was reported by many leading news organizations, including coverage by the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Fox News, among others. Many of these news stories focused on the slow response to the incident and the potential for this to have been associated with terrorism. While these are valid concerns that ...

  • Mercury spill control procedures - industrial hygiene news

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Be Chemical Spill Ready

    The SDI Chemical Spill Kit, is a convenient laboratory spill kit with everything the emergency responder, EH&S professional, or employee who routinely uses chemicals, needs to neutralize, absorb, and render safe most small, routine chemical ...


    By Safety DImensions (SDI)

  • Mercury free solutions for autoclave temperature monitoring

    Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in the air, water and soil however exposure to the substance, even in small amounts, can lead to severe health and ecosystem issues. Mercury in products can find it’s way into the environment in all sorts of ways such as manufacturing, spills, recycling and disposal. Due to the health risks posed products such ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Mercury – The Facts, Myths and Clean Up Tips!

    Mercury, the facts. Mercury is an element (Hg on the periodic table) found naturally in the environment. Mercury emissions can come from both natural and man-made sources. It is commonly used in mercury arc lamps for UV curing, however this is a very minimal amount (as little as 5mg) and is used in the lamp to increase the voltage. Due to the harmful effects of Mercury, many ...


    By Alpha Cure (UK)

  • Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

    Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom began in 2006. Here are some questions and answers about oil and gas saltwater spills: Q: What does this liquid consist of, and where does it come from? A: ...


    By Associated Press

  • The use of tetragnathid spiders as bioindicators of metal exposure at a coal ash spill site

    On December 22, 2008 a dike containing coal fly ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston Fossil Plant failed and resulted in the largest coal ash spill in U.S. history. This study was designed to determine sediment metal concentrations at multiple site locations and to determine if site‐specific bioaccumulation of metals existed in tetragnathid spiders. Selenium and nickel were the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Cleaning & maintenance management

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature and exposed, it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • What specification thermometers are available, and what are the differences?

    Thermometers are used in most laboratories across all industries, and a wide range are available to suit any temperature monitoring task. For high accuracy applications that need to adhere to international standards, traditional glass specification thermometers are still the most popular choice. Specification thermometers are those which are manufactured to conform to internationally recognized ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • AutoPumps keep the power on for thousands of Florida Homes - case study

    Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates 'green' energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. Most of the energy goes to the Alabama Electric Cooperative for ...


    By Geotech

  • Worldwide Coastal and Oceans Woes Continue.

    'The oceans are in trouble and so are we,' oceanographer Sylvia Earle, National Geographic explorer in residence and researcher for the Smithsonian, was quoted as saying in an article on the web by Seth Borenstein writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer and San Jose Mercury News Washington Bureaus. Citing a study by the Harvard Medical School's Center for Health and the Global Environment covering ...


  • Legal lookout: competing coal ash proposals

    Depending upon comments the EPA gathers, industry may have to or not have to close out their coal ash containment ponds within five years. On May 4, 2010, EPA issued its long-awaited proposal to manage coal ash – the byproduct of burning coal to generate power. The agency proposed two quite different approaches for regulating coal ash, somewhat to the consternation of critics, who had hoped ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Geotube Dewatering Technology Provides Expertise in the Clean-Up of Contaminated Sediments - Case Study

    Geotube units offer an effective solution for contaminated sites to manage the recovery and containment of PCBs, heavy metals, BTEX, PAHs, PACs, and other hazardous materials. Contaminated sediments are a common problem for communities and industries around the world. Past spills, leaks, discharges, and improper disposal or management of hazardous materials and wastes often result in ...

  • The Gasmet story from an academic idea to a global business

    In this article, Dr Petri Jaakkola, founder and Chairman of Gasmet Technologies Oy explains how an idea shared by a group of researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland, during the early 1970s, developed into one of the world’s leading gas monitoring instrumentation manufacturers. Early history – technology development At first, the Finnish researchers understood ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Coal-fired power on the way out?

    The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a powerful movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States. Initially led by environmental groups, both national and local, it has since been joined by prominent national political leaders and many state governors. The principal reason for opposing coal plants is that they are changing the earth’s climate. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Chemical Storage Practices

    ScienceLab offers a full line of Chemical Storage Practices, Laboratory Equipment and Chemicals for any application from clinical to research. We also carry a wide range Educational Products, pH meters, microscopes, thermometers and digital scales. Look around you in the laboratory. Take note of the system used to store the chemicals and the conditions and environment they are stored in. More ...


    By US Chemical Storage

  • The Hidden Dangers of Industrial Mop Water, Examining little-known threats to the environment & wastewater treatment processes

    When we think of mop water, most likely we think of our kitchen floor. In industrial plants, however, mop water could contain a toxic blend of chemicals that are mopped off the floor, and sometimes end up in our rivers, streams and municipal wastewater systems. While we consider the health of our environment, we don’t necessarily realize the hidden dangers of mop water. This article will ...

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