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Mercury Sugaring Thermometer Exchange

Organization(s) Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Project Description Vermont DEC and the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is conducting a mercury thermometer exchange with Vermont maple sugaring operations throughout the state. A total of 141 maple sugaring operations signed up to exchange over 250 mercury syrup or candy thermometers for a free digital replacement thermometer. The exchange was kicked off in July at a three-day maple event sponsored by the Vermont Sugarmakers Association, who was also active in promoting the exchange through various events and mailings. The Chittenden Solid Waste District has donated their assistance for the recycling of the mercury thermometers and utilizing their mobile hazardous waste "Rover" vehicle. Other exchanges are planned in the coming months. The VT DEC hopes that 300 thermometers will be exchanged by the end of 2008.

Project Contact
Name Karen Knaebel
Phone N/A
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Food and Beverage Industries
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 18 No. 2, Fall 2008 [PDF]


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