Mercury Spills Cleanup
One of the greatest risks associated with mercury-added products is the accidental release of mercury into the environment either by users of the product or waste managers handling the product at the end of its useful life. The resources below highlight how to handle small mercury spills when they occur and reported spills throughout the Northeast.
With input from the state environmental agencies of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, NEWMOA combined available mercury spill clean-up instructions with the experience of individuals who have cleaned up mercury spills to create this document. It contains basic clean-up instructions for a small liquid mercury spill.
NEWMOA compiled publicly available 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.