mercury protocol News

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Source of Mystery Mercury Spill in Arizona Remains Unknown

    On March 31st, the El Mirage Fire Department released a news bulletin about a mercury spill at a bank-owned home in the town.  Fire crews from El Mirage and hazardous materials teams from the nearby towns of Peoria and Surprise responded to the scene.  It is not known how a quantity of greater than one pound of mercury was spilled at the vacant home. Anyone with information concerning ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mercury is still a Hazard in Most Buildings across the U.S.

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide mercury and other heavy metal testing services to protect building occupants from its toxic health hazards.   Mercury is a metal that is in a liquid state at room temperature, but can easily evaporate.  A recent article in the September 2010 issue of Indoor Environment Connections (IEC) newspaper entitled ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Remarks by Achim Steiner at the Opening of the Diplomatic Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury

    Your Excellences, ladies and gentlemen, The video we have just seen has a simple message. It is Time-time to begin lifting the health threat from mothers and babies. Time to give small-scale and artisanal miners and their families a better future. Time to clean up our fish by reducing contamination. Time to better protect the people of the Arctic and ...

  • Continuous Mercury Monitoring with State-of-the-Art Technology = Gasmet CMM

    With the introduction of ever tightening legislation for emissions, new challenges are also facing the equipment that is used for continuous monitoring of trace pollutants. In the United States, the Clean Air Mercury Rule will establish strict limits for Mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. Gasmet Technologies decided to meet this challenge with a novel approach together with the ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • City of Malibu Adopts Landmark Resolution: Supports Global Phase Out of the Dental Mercury Filling

    The Malibu City Council unanimously passed a landmark resolution on Monday, October 10, taking a proactive step by supporting “national and worldwide efforts to reduce anthropogenic sources of mercury,” which is in many products in common use today - including the dental amalgam filling. Dr. and Mrs. James Rota, 30-year Malibu residents, along with Californians for Green Dentistry, contacted ...


    By PRWeb

  • Clark Seif Clark Educates People about the Health Risks Associated with Mercury Exposure

    Not long ago, San Diego’s CBS affiliate, KFMB-TV, posted information from the EPA about how to respond to a mercury spill.  Most people don’t recognize that they come in close proximity to products and materials that may contain mercury on an almost daily basis and that it only takes a small amount to pose a health risk.   Mercury is a naturally occurring element ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Detection limit determination for Tekran 2700

    The new Tekran 2700 Methyl Mercury Auto-Analyzer continues to exceed the performance specifications it was designed to meet. We have established that the unit is capable of sample runs times below 8 minutes. With our all new electronics platform and advanced optics, we have reached even lower sensitivity levels. Using the EPA 40 CFR 136 protocol, we have determined the method detection limit ...

  • Biomonitoring study suggests exposure to environmental chemicals varies greatly across the EU

    The framework for a Europe-wide biomonitoring programme has been established by a new study. The preliminary investigation of 17 European countries showed that monitored levels of toxic chemicals varied significantly between countries. Although the levels were mostly within recognised health-based guidance values, in a few cases these values were exceeded. The researchers suggest that a ...

  • Agilent Technologies offers upgrade packages for existing NMR Systems

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a suite of electronics and software products designed for use with existing nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy systems, extending their value and significantly improving ease of use, performance and reliability. The upgrades are available for magnets manufactured by Oxford ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Rapid screening for RoHS compliance

    The new xSORT hand-held XRF analyser from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments is the ideal tool for the rapid screening of electronic components and products to check for the presence of substances banned under the RoHS regulations and for screening other material of environmental concern. It is also perfect for screening for lead in a variety of consumer products from paints to toys. XRF (X-ray ...

  • Swan Hills Treatment Centre ISO certification

    The Swan Hills Treatment Centre is pleased to announce it has recently achieved ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification for its environmental management systems. Current and prospective users of the Swan Hills Treatment Centre can be assured that the facility has a comprehensive environmental management system in place backed by ISO and OHSAS certification. The Swan Hills ...

  • Air pollution from agriculture: EU exceeds international emission limit in 2014

    Ammonia emissions in Europe have fallen since 1990, but by not as much as emissions of other air pollutants tracked under an internationally agreed United Nations convention. According to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), ammonia emissions increased in 2014, meaning several EU Member States as well as the EU now exceed their respective ammonia emission limits under the ...

  • Chemical composition of fracking wastewater

    Wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, has been chemically analysed in the most comprehensive study of its kind to date. The researchers found that produced water from three US fracking sites contained a diverse array of chemicals including toxic metals such as mercury and the carcinogens toluene and ethylbenzene. However, a group of harmful chemicals, ...

  • Air quality: Environment MEPs call for tougher new national caps on pollutants

    As air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths in the EU yearly, Environment MEPs on Wednesday tightened up Commission plans and called for more ambitious national caps on emissions of six main pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in order to cut emissions by 70% across the EU and save €40bn in air pollution costs by 2030. MEPs also ...


    By European Parliament

  • UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Annual Report 2014, showcasing global environmental successes such as the recovery of the ozone layer, significant advances in renewables investments and the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The year's major success story came in September, when the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014, a report by ...

  • EU meets most international air pollutant emissions limits, further cuts possible

    Many air pollutant emissions are below internationally agreed limits, except nitrogen oxides, according to a European Environment Agency report released today. Emissions of three air pollutants, including fine particulate matter, are only slightly above targets to be met in 2020. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are mainly caused by traffic, although this pollutant is also emitted by industrial ...

  • DOE seeks to invest US$1.3bn to commercialize CCS technology

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to invest in multiple commercial-scale Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) or other clean coal power plants with cutting-edge carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology under the Department’s restructured FutureGen program.  The solicitation is seeking multiple cost-shared projects to ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Demolition Projects and Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Nearby Residents

    Last month, The Desert Sun published a report about the demolition of a 229 room hotel and spa in downtown Palm Springs.  The article stated that the building, constructed in the 1960s, was found to contain asbestos during the demolition project.  Due to this find, containment of the worksite and air monitoring was put into place to prevent exposure to any asbestos fibers released into ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Latin American and Caribbean Ministerial Forum Approves Decisions to Advance Sustainable Development in Region

    The high-level political dialogue of Latin American and Caribbean Environment Ministers and international experts produced an agreement to advance a regional cooperation framework on the global sustainable development agenda, climate change, biodiversity, chemicals, waste, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), among other crucial areas of action. Acknowledging the need and opportunities for ...

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