Mercury-Added Products Found at Drinking Water & Wastewater Treatment Facilities [PDF]
A description of mercury-containing devices likely to be found at drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Review of Compact Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Initiatives in the U.S. & Internationally [PDF]
Highlights lessons learned from compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) collection and recycling programs in the U.S. and abroad.
Trends in Mercury Use in Products
A summary of mercury use in products sold in the US in 2001 and 2004 to identify trends and opportunities for improvements in the collection and recycling of mercury waste.
Information on mercury use in targeted categories of products and using data provided by manufacturers and distributors of mercury-added products to the IMERC-member states.
Review & Assessment of Thermostat Recycling Activities in the Northeast [PDF]
An assessment of mercury-added thermostat collection and recycling programs.
Reducing Mercury in the Northeast United States[PDF]
Covers the regional initiative in the Northeast to reduce mercury in the environment. This article appears in the May 2008 issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). To obtain copies and reprints, contact A&WMA at (412) 232-3444, www.awma.org.
Mercury Success Stories
New Jersey DEP Dental Amalgam Posters
"Getting Mercury Out of Schools: Guidance for Private & Parochial Schools in Massachusetts" [PDF]
Information for private schools on how to begin a mercury school cleanout.
"Mercury Use in School Classrooms: Summary and Assessment of Non-Mercury Alternatives" [PDF]
A report to examine the feasibility of the available non-mercury alternatives for mercury and mercury-added products that are commonly used in K-12 classrooms.
"Getting Mercury Out of Schools" [PDF]
A PowerPoint presentation for educating school, education, and other officials in New York State about eliminating mercury hazards.
New York Dental Amalgam Poster [PDF]
Information on best management practices for the handling of dental amalgam wastes in NY.
"Vendors & Prices for Non-Mercury Equipment" [PDF]
A guide listing alternative equipment that is available to replace the mercury equipment commonly found in schools.
Lamp Recycling Flyers
Don't trash fluorescent lamps! Recycle them. [PDF]
How to Recycle Mercury Lamps in 8 Easy Steps [PDF]
Basic guidance on how to recycle mercury lamps.
Mercury Pollution in the Northeast - A Guide for Policymakers
A guide for policy makers on reducing mercury pollution.
Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) Analysis of Waste Dental Amalgam [PDF]
A review of the available TCLP analyses of dental amalgam waste.
One Gram of Mercury Can Contaminate a Twenty Acre Lake [PDF]
Clarification about this commonly cited statistic.
Survey of Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) Wholesalers [PDF]
A survey of the TRC wholesalers in the Northeast.
Summary of Research on Mercury Emissions from Municipal Landfills [PDF]
A review of the available literature on mercury releases from landfills.
Indoor Air Mercury [PDF]
A report describing why mercury is a problem in indoor air, the sources of mercury in indoor air, guidelines for mercury exposure, and studies on indoor air mercury.
Review of the Thermostat Recycling Corporation Activities in the Northeast [PDF]
Results of a phone survey of the electrical wholesale firms in the Northeast that participate in the TRC program to collect used mercury-containing thermostats.
Instructions for Cleaning Up "Small" Mercury Spills in Households [PDF]
Basic instructions for how to clean-up small liquid mercury spills.
"Getting Mercury Out of Schools: Why it's a problem. Where it is. What to do"
A series of fact sheets for specific school staff members (e.g., facilities manager, science chairperson, medical personnel) on the items that may contain mercury typically found in areas of the facility. The accompanying folder contains pertinent information for the school administrator.
"Identification of Mercury Devices in Schools" [PDF]
A table identify mercury materials commonly found in schools to assist school staff and technical assistance providers. Tables are available for science rooms, medical offices, and school facilities. Non-mercury alternatives are also identified.
"Case Study on Mercury Elimination from Bay Path Vocational Technical High School, Charlton, Massachusetts" [PDF]
Bay Path identified and eliminated elemental mercury and products containing mercury from their facilities, and their school committee passed a "mercury-free" resolution.
"Eight Good Ideas for Reducing Mercury Exposure & Pollution in your Community" [PDF]
Ideas for reducing mercury in communities.
"Nearly Everything You Need to Know About Mercury Fever Thermometer Exchanges"
Ideas for conducting and publicizing a thermometer exchange, including a sample public service announcement, press release, and poster.
Reported Mercury Spills in the Northeast States [PDF]
An analysis of data from environmental and public health agencies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont on the occurrence of spills of mercury.
Federal Facilities Mercury Case Studies
Links to case studies that represent the culmination of a cooperative effort of the US EPA Region 1, NEWMOA, MassDEP, and four facilities to develop a methodology to assist federal facilities with identifying and reducing uses of mercury.
Northeast States & Eastern Canadian Provinces Mercury Study, A Framework for Action
Presents the results of an analysis of mercury emissions and deposition. To obtain a copy, contact the NEWMOA office.