The Magic Metal - Mercury and its Hidden Dangers: Chapter 03: Spill Clean-Up
Chapter Abstract: This is clip 3 of 7 for this video. The most common sources of mercury at home are thermometers, thermostats, and older electronic equipment. School chemistry labs may also contain mercury that is easily accessible by students. Mercury spills are difficult to clean up and should be handled by professional clean-up contractors. Special vacuums must be used to clean up the spill. A normal vacuum will continue to emit vapor even after a spill has been disposed of. After vacuuming, powders are laid on the spill area. If a spill occurs on carpet or clothing, the contaminated material must be disposed of properly. All vapors must then be dissipated.
Author: Ohio EPA / Ohio Mercury Reduction Group
Publication Date: 2002
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|Chapter 01: Introduction|
|Chapter 02: Mercury Vapor|
|Chapter 03: Spill Clean-Up|
|Chapter 04: Mercury at School|
|Chapter 05: Conclusions|
|Chapter 06: 60 Second PSA|
|Chapter 07: 30 Second PSA|
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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, NDEQ