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New York Mercury Legislation

Organization(s) New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Project Description On July 12, 2004, New York State joined a growing number of other states in adopting legislation that recognizes the importance of labeling and responsibly managing waste from mercury-added products. The new law stipulates the following: products with mercury content must be labeled; waste from products containing mercury must not be incinerated; waste from products containing mercury must be managed separately from other solid waste according to regulations to be developed by NYS DEC; New York State participation in IMERC is endorsed; sales of mercury thermometers and novelty products containing mercury are restricted; purchase and use of elemental mercury by primary and secondary schools is prohibited; sales of elemental mercury except for specific research, dental, and manufacturing uses are limited; and an advisory committee will be appointed and will make recommendations to reduce mercury pollution.

Project Contact
Name Dennis Lucia
Phone 518-402-8705
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Policy/Legislative
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 14 No. 2, Fall 2004


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