mercury spill News

  • 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

  • EPA completes cleanup of mercury spill in santurce, Puerto Rico

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed emergency response activities following two mercury spills in Santurce, Puerto Rico. EPA is warning parents and the public not to keep mercury at home and to exercise caution when faced with accidental spills of mercury. The most recent incident began January 25, 2011 at the Fedrecio Asenjo Middles School in Santurce’s Barrio Obrero ...

  • EPA continues cleanup of mercury spill at Putnam middle school in Irondale,

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) continue the assessment and cleanup of Putnam Middle School and residential homes in the Irondale, AL area as a result of the March 9, 2012 mercury spill at the Putnam Middle School. An investigation determined mercury contamination may have spread from the school by student contact resulting in the ...

  • Mercury Spill in Illinois Results in Lawsuit & Reminds Public to be Aware of this Toxic Metal

    Last month, The Record reported that a dairy business is seeking a judgment of $1.4 million against a sanitary and clean-up company for costs and damages associated with a mercury spill at their business.  The spill occurred when a manometer containing the toxic liquid metal was laid on its side, spilling toxic mercury.   Mercury spills occur all too frequently.  In ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Don’t mess with mercury

    As part of Children’s Health month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry today launched its “Don’t Mess with Mercury” video in an effort to protect children from the dangers of mercury. The EPA responds to numerous mercury spills every year that are primarily caused by children playing with mercury. The EPA’s cost for cleanup can ...

  • Southern Union Company Accused of Illegal Mercury Storage

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, October 17, 2007 (ENS) - A federal grand jury in Providence has charged the Southern Union Company, the Texas-based former owner of the New England Gas Company, with illegally storing mercury at a Pawtucket, Rhode Island site and with failing to report mercury spillage. If convicted and fined the maximum penalty, the company could pay as much as $67 million. ...

  • Lumex Instruments for mercury monitoring at ICMGP 2013

    During the 11th ICMGP 2013 conference Lumex Instruments and UK partners Spectronic-Camspec will exhibit the range of our mercury analyzers. The products to be shown cover the widest range of applications for mercury monitoring with the use of the unique Zeeman AAS technology. The range of portable systems will be represented by classic multi-purpose RA-915M analyzer and by miniaturized Light-915 ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Mercury Dangers Lurk in Buildings across Chicago and the Nation

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide mercury and heavy metal testing services to protect people from their deadly exposure.   Last week it was reported that the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued three citations against the City of Dubuque Water Pollution Control Plant due to a mercury spill.   Also in the last several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Many in the U.S. still Encounter Mercury Hazards

    EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions for mercury and other heavy metals to protect people and the environment. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 11th, 2010 Egyptian tombs dating back to 1500 BC have been found to contain mercury.  Mercury is a metal that is in a liquid state at standard conditions for temperature and pressure.  Due to mercury’s unique ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • Jerome Mercury Detection – Innovation Across the Globe

    Arizona Instrument’s line of Jerome® toxic gas analyzers is designed to provide accurate and reliable data in compact, rugged and easy to use packages. Our patented gold film sensor technology in particular is referenced in countless other patents dealing with mercury waste and removal, just some of which are listed below. Jerome is a trusted standard when it comes to ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Mercury incident at Banks, Oregon home requires EPA emergency cleanup

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed an emergency cleanup of elemental mercury at a residential home in Banks, Oregon. EPA worked closely with state and local authorities to complete the cleanup and ensure that public health and the environment were not harmed. On April 16, EPA received a request for assistance from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality concerning a ...

  • Mercury incident at Yakima home requires EPA emergency cleanup

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed an emergency cleanup of elemental mercury at a residential home in the South 15th Ave. and Nob Hill neighborhood of Yakima, Washington. EPA worked closely with Yakima Health District and the Washington State Department of Ecology to complete the cleanup and ensure that public health and the environment were not harmed. An EPA contractor in ...

  • Mercury instrument hire helps protect oil rig safety

    Portable mercury monitors hired from instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology have enabled the rapid assessment of working conditions for safety specialists undertaking vital maintenance checks on oil rigs in the North Sea. RBG, the leading provider of inspect, assess and repair (IAR) services to the global energy industry, has been using advanced Jerome J405 Mercury Analysers to monitor ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Duke shareholders want probe of coal ash spill

    Duke Energy shareholders called on the company's board on Thursday to launch an independent investigation into issues surrounding a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in toxic sludge. A letter sent to Duke's board of directors by a coalition of more than 20 large institutional investors says their confidence has been shaken by the  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mercury instrument hire helps protect oil rig safety

    Portable mercury monitors hired from instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology have enabled the rapid assessment of working conditions for safety specialists undertaking vital maintenance checks on oil rigs in the North Sea. RBG, the leading provider of inspect, assess and repair (IAR) services to the global energy industry, has been using advanced Jerome J405 Mercury Analysers to monitor ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • US investigates North Carolina coal ash spill

    Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh issued grand jury subpoenas seeking records from Duke and the North ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

    A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals. Utah ...


    By Associated Press

  • TVA says ash spill cleanup could take 3 years

    A massive coal ash spill in Tennessee could take three years to clean up, followed by potentially years of environmental monitoring, the Tennessee Valley Authority says. The nation’s largest public utility is pushing to get some 3 million cubic yards of ash cleared from the Emory River by spring 2010 - about 18 months after the Dec. 22 disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant. 'We feel that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Gulf oil spill demonstrates that knowledge is the solution to the U.S. and world economic problems

    If the U.S. and the world utilized knowledge more efficiently the prosperity of both would increase proportionately. The Gulf Oil Spill would not have occurred with better knowledge of safety measures. The cleanup would be more effective with better knowledge. This is easier said than done. This knowledge exists in niches which are difficult to find and utilize. McIlvaine demonstrated how this ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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