Home > Library > Mercury spills

Press clippings collection - Mercury spills

Mercury cleanup gets costly
Yakima Herald-Republic - Yakima,WA,USA
But that's what the US Environmental Protection Agency now estimates it will take to pay for cleaning up a mercury spill in Yakima. In a Tuesday memorandum, ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury is dangerous yet government denies connections
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
As the bans on mercury containing products are climbing at the state level. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been sounding the warnings for 3 ...
See all stories on this topic

Student brings mercury to Rockville High School
Business Gazette - Gaithersburg,MD,USA
The freshman brought a small amount of mercury to class in a plastic bag and took it out to show fellow students during an English for Speakers of other ...
See all stories on this topic

School checks 1600 pairs of shoes for mercury
Oakland Press - Pontiac,MI,USA
"My daughter called me from Lakeland High School and told me they were on lockdown because somebody broke a mercury thermometer in the hallway," Grubb said. ...
See all stories on this topic
Several students checked for mercury exposure—
WMDT - Salisbury,MD,USA
Several students at Rockville High School have been evaluated for mercury exposure after a student brought a broken thermometer to school. ...
See all stories on this topic
Mercury scare unfounded at Scotia-Glenville
Albany Times Union - Albany,NY,USA
SCOTIA - A number of emergency crews rushed to the Scotia-Glenville Middle School Thursday night to inspect a possible mercury spill after a janitor ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury spill keeps Cranston East closed
Providence Journal (subscription) - Providence,RI,USA
CRANSTON -- Cranston High School East will be closed again tomorrow, following the discovery yesterday of a mercury spill in the school. ...
See all stories on this topic

Waiting on the punch line
Labradorian - Happy Valley / Goose Bay,Newfoundland,Canada
Oh sure, we can establish special disposal methods that won’t let more mercury leak into the ground and into our cans of tuna, but how well will that work. ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury spill closes Cranston high school
Providence Journal (subscription) - Providence,RI,USA
CRANSTON — Mercury spilled from a broken barometer forced the early dismissal of more than 1100 students at Cranston High School East yesterday, ...
See all stories on this topic

Teen sickened by mercury exposure set to come home
Yakima Herald-Republic - Yakima,WA,USA
Surprised federal investigators have recovered mercury remnants-- not just vapors -- from the home of a Yakima teen who is expected to be released today ...
See all stories on this topic
Officials: Avoid fish from river near site of mercury spill
WTNH - New Haven,CT,USA
(Killingly-AP) _ State officials are advising people not to eat fish caught in a Killingly river near the site of a recent mercury spill. ...
See all stories on this topic



NEW: Road near mercury cleanup temporarily closed
Yakima Herald-Republic - Yakima,WA,USA
YAKIMA -- Federal officials said today that very high vapor levels of mercury were found inside the home of a 16-year-old Yakima boy who was hospitalized ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury spill concerns health officials
Yakima Herald-Republic - Yakima,WA,USA
Health and emergency service workers scrambled Monday to contain a rare mercury poisoning incident that led last week to a Yakima teenager being ...
See all stories on this topic

EPA Continues to Address Mercury Contamination on Putnam Road in ...
PressZoom (press release) - Amsterdam,Netherlands
Dept. of Public Health (DPH) and the Northeast District Dept. of Health to address mercury contamination discovered on Putnam Road in Killingly. ...
See all stories on this topic

Killingly mercury cleanup wraps up
Norwich Bulletin - Norwich,CT,USA
KILLINGLY -- The Environmental Protection Agency has completed cleanup of approximately 150 pounds of mercury found dumped last month along a local road, ...
See all stories on this topic

Public meeting slated on mercury spill
Press-Enterprise (subscription) - Riverside,CA,USA
Parents and community members are invited to an informational meeting at Harvest Valley School to discuss the recent mercury spill and cleanup efforts. ...
See all stories on this topic

More Mercury found in Clendenin
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia Sat, 07 Apr 2007 12:53 PM PDT
Police Chief David Brinckman says fresh spills of mercury were found Friday at the town's library, a church and a vacant dentist's office in Clendenin.

School continues mercury testing
The Press-Enterprise Sat, 07 Apr 2007 9:08 AM PDT
ROMOLAND - Testing continued Friday at Harvest Valley School as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials went through the school's classroom to check for mercury.

Mercury Found on Student's Clothing
abc7.com - Los Angeles,CA,USA
County officials said two boys, ages 6 and 9, slipped through a fence the previous night and stole vials of mercury from a welding shop in Romoland and ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury Spills At Storage Facility
WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News Fri, 23 Mar 2007 12:34 PM PDT
The Oakland County Sheriff's Department said there is a mercury spill at storage facility, Stor Your Stuf, in Addison Township.


Thermometer break leaks mercury in old Picayune building
FOX 10 Mobile Fri, 16 Mar 2007 10:02 AM PDT
PICAYUNE, Miss. Crews expect to finish cleaning up a mercury spill at an old chemical plant in Picayune today (Friday). Painters working yesterday (Thursday)...

Thermometer breaks in old Arizona Chemical building spilling mercury
Picayune Item - Picayune,MS,USA
Mercury is classified by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a hazardous substance due to its poisonous properties. The EPA has issued warnings in ...
See all stories on this topic

TORRINGTON: Mercury cleanup likely to top $10000
Waterbury Republican American - Waterbury,CT,USA
Police and the Fire Department were called to Wednesday's scene, but local emergency crews don't clean up mercury and other hazardous materials. ...
See all stories on this topic

Waterbury School In Lockdown After Mercury Spill
NBC30.com - Hartford,CT,USA
Waterbury's Crosby High School has been in lockdown since about 10:30 am when a reported mercury spill occurred. The students have been in lockdown and ...
See all stories on this topic

Broken monitor spills mercury at Saxe, investigation underway
New Canaan Advertiser - New Canaan,CT,USA
About a dozen adults were tested for mercury exposure after a blood pressure monitor broke at Saxe Middle School last week. Roughly one quarter pound of the ...

Mercury cleanup under way
The Idaho Statesman Sat, 03 Mar 2007 0:48 AM PST
Nearly 17 tons of mercury entered the nation's municipal waste stream as a result of broken mercury thermometers in 2000, according to Dave Neal, Ada County Solid Waste Management Director.

Officials hope new state law will help eliminate mercury spills
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron,OH,USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State officials say they hope a new law barring schools from buying any device that contains mercury will help eliminate spills of the ...
See all stories on this topic

Employee actions in BC and NB cause hurt or the death of another
Machinery and Equipment Magazine - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
It was later identified as mercury, likely the result of a broken piece of medical equipment. Four workers were exposed to potentially harmful mercury ...
See all stories on this topic

Man held in LA subway mercury spill
Houston Chronicle - Houston,TX,USA
LOS ANGELES — The FBI on Tuesday questioned a man suspected of spilling mercury on a subway platform last month and said he did not appear to be involved in ...


Mercury spill closes city street
Hagerstown Morning Herald - Hagerstown,MD,USA
A mercury spill in Hagerstown on Saturday closed a section of South Cleveland Avenue while an emergency crew cleaned it up. ...

Eden Valley schools wants state to pay for mercury cleanup
Pioneer Press - St. Paul,MN,USA
A central Minnesota school district wants the state to pick up the bill for cleanup of a mercury spill. The Eden Valley-Watkins School District is still ...
District Wants State To Pay For Mercury Spill
WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul Tue, 16 Jan 2007 4:36 AM PST
A central-Minnesota school district wants the state to pick up the bill for cleanup of a mercury spill. More Education News

Restaurant in mercury spill scare
Glasgow Evening Times - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
"The fire brigade evacuated the place while the mercury was cleared up and air tests were carried out, but everything seemed to be OK. ...


Study finds high levels of mercury in Lepreau
CBC New Brunswick - New Brunswick,Canada
A new scientific study has found potentially dangerous levels of mercury contamination in the Lepreau region of southwestern New Brunswick. ...
See all stories on this topic


Hoboken loses bid to buy mercury site from feds
The Jersey Journal - Jersey City,NJ,USA
HOBOKEN - The city lost out on its offer to buy the contaminated "mercury building" site to a higher bidder, city officials said. ...

MLive.com - MI,USA
CARMAN-AINSWORTH - Students returned today, and although details of a mercury spill that evacuated Carman-Ainsworth High School on Thursday are still murky, ...
See all stories on this topic


Mercury mine field: County seeks liability protection before diving into tainted water
Contra Costa Times Sun, 07 Jan 2007 3:17 AM PST
Digging out mercury from the eastern Mount Diablo foothills proved to be a profitable business when E.J. Ryan set up a mine in 1875. But along with miners' fortunes came a century-old environmental hangover that continues today: rainwater carries mercury into Marsh Creek and the Delta, generating toxic levels of methylmercury in fish along the waterway to Marsh Creek Reservoir.

Mercury found on coffee shop floor
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Ontario,CA,USA
After closing, an employee noticed what was later determined to be about a teaspoon of mercury on the floor, said Jacob Green, emergency manager for the ...

British Mum About Mercury Allegations
The Moscow Times - Russia
... British detectives said Thursday that they were unaware of evidence supporting Russian prosecutors' claims that there were dangerous mercury traces in London ...
See all stories on this topic

HazMat Team Cleans up Mercury Spill at State Prison
WBAY Green Bay Wed, 03 Jan 2007 10:33 AM PST
Officials say an inmate was dismantling a computer when the mercury spill happened at Redgranite Correctional Institution.  

Accident exposes Regranite inmates, staff to mercury
Oshkosh Northwestern - Oshkosh,WI,USA
REDGRANITE – Five Inmates at Redgranite Correctional Institution and four staff members were tested Wednesday for mercury poisoning morning after an inmate ...

Dropped Thermometer Causes Mercury Spill In Huber Heights
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton Tue, 02 Jan 2007 5:19 PM PST
Fire investigators say a broken thermometer causes a mercury spill in Huber Heights.

Train Station Closed After Man Spills Mercury
CBS 2 - Los Angeles,CA,USA
(CBS) LOS ANGELES Things were back to normal Monday at a downtown Metro train station that had been closed because a man intentionally spilled mercury on the ...
See all stories on this topic


Mercury study overdue
Bangor Daily News - Bangor,ME,USA
While mercury-contaminated soil is being removed from the former HoltraChem plant in Orrington, a former owner of the plant has long fought studying, ...

Students will make up days lost during mercury spill
West Central Tribune - Willmar,MN,USA
Students in the Eden Valley-Watkins School District will make up for the time they lost when a mercury spill forced the secondary school to close for three days ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury causes hassle at Minnesota school
KSTP.com - Saint Paul,MN,USA
EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) - The Eden Valley-Watkins School District has canceled all classes and sporting events for the week due to yesterday's mercury spill. ...
See all stories on this topic

School cancels classes after mercury spill
Dayton Daily News (subscription) - Dayton,OH,USA
By Ismail Turay Jr. JAMESTOWN — A mercury spill in a Greeneview High School science lab forced officials to cancel classes Thursday afternoon. ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury spills at Villa Hills school
The Cincinnati Enquirer Wed, 29 Nov 2006 1:38 PM PST
VILLA HILLS - A thermometer containing mercury broke at River Ridge Elementary this afternoon.

State Senate panel approves bill prompted by contaminated day-care ...
Press of Atlantic City - Atlantic City,NJ,USA
TRENTON — Loopholes that allowed a day-care center to operate on the mercury-contaminated site of a former factory in Gloucester County would be closed by a ...
See all stories on this topic

people hospitalized after chemical spill in Makati school (11:40 ...
Sun.Star - Philippines
MANILA -- At least nine people were sickened and dozens of residents in the Philippine capital evacuated after mercury and other chemicals spilled from a high ...

Cost estimate on mercury cleanup not yet determined
Murray Ledger & Times Wed, 15 Nov 2006 5:27 PM PST
Last week's mercury spill at Calloway County Middle School may have been deemed small by local officials, but it appears that cleaning up the element is going to be costly.

Mercury spill found in Drew Science
Hamline University Oracle Online - St. Paul,Minnesota,USA
A “small amount of mercury” that was spilled was discovered by staff in the basement of Drew Science on Nov. 7, Director of ...

3rd family files mercury lawsuit
Cherry Hill Courier Post - Cherry Hill,NJ,USA
... Kollege child-care facility in Franklin alleges in a lawsuit that the building's former owners failed to reveal the building was contaminated with mercury. ...

Mercury spill closes middle school
KFVS - Cape Girardeau,MO,USA
... Federal and state EPA investigators found mercury on a bus, in the school and on children. At one time you could find mercury just ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury cleanup tab hits $48,000
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
By Bob Wheaton. FLINT - It cost about $48,000 to clean up a mercury spill at Northern Academy two weeks ago, school district officials said. ...

Claymont Steel deals with mercury to reduce pollutant
The News Journal - Wilmington,DE,USA
... However, mercury emissions were higher than previously calculated. The revised mercury emission estimates have led to reckless speculation ...

Three of 10 still test high for mercury
Gloucester County Times Wed, 01 Nov 2006 0:41 AM PST
FRANKLIN TWP. Three out of 10 children tested for mercury poisoning for a third time still have levels above the state's acceptable limit.

Mercury cleanup tab hits $48,000
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
By Bob Wheaton. FLINT - It cost about $48,000 to clean up a mercury spill at Northern Academy two weeks ago, school district officials said. ...

Possible Settlement Offered for Mercury Contamination Lawsuit
FOX 10 Mobile Wed, 25 Oct 2006 4:13 PM PDT
Fox Ten News has learned, a company which admitted to contaminating parts of a community with poisonous mercury could reach an agreement to settle a years-long legal dispute.

Gulf anglers can send their hair to Harvard
Times Picayune - New Orleans,LA,USA
... is conducting research to determine, in part, if the hypoxic zone -- dead zone -- off the Louisiana coast is a contributing factor in mercury contamination in ...

County plans test for mercury in Brumble's septic tank
Phillips Bee - Phillips,WI,USA
The Price County Health Department plans to take samples from a town of Eisenstein septic tank next week to test for the presence of mercury in connection with ...

Vocational school to reopen following mercury spill
The Herald-Tribune Sat, 14 Oct 2006 1:34 AM PDT
SARASOTA COUNTY -- Classes are expected to resume on Monday at the Sarasota County Technical Institute, which closed this week following a mercury spill.

School finishes tests for mercury
The Mining Journal Fri, 13 Oct 2006 9:29 PM PDT
KINGSFORD, Mich. (AP) — Final testing for mercury in the Kingsford Middle School building has been completed. Results showed the cleanup was successful and classrooms are safe to reopen, principal David Holmes said Friday. A private company did the testing.

First mercury cleanup was start of problems
Rockford Register Star - Rockford,IL,USA
“There is a health risk if you touch (mercury), and in ... Air quality in the school was normal, and students’ shoes tested negative for mercury contamination. ...
See all stories on this topic
Board member slams district over Kennedy mercury spill
Rockford Register Star - Rockford,IL,USA
... Air quality in the school was normal and the shoes tested negative for mercury contamination. ... It was feared the students had stepped in mercury. ...
See all stories on this topic

Hundreds Evacuated from Rockford School After Mercury Spill
WREX-TV - Rockford,IL,USA
By Troy Kehoe. ROCKFORD -- More than 750 students and teachers are evacuated after fears of a mercury spill inside Rockford's Kennedy Middle School. ...
See all stories on this topic

New mercury tests find 3 toxic
The Gloucester County Times - Woodbury,NJ,USA
By Ashley Randazzo. FRANKLIN TWP. -- Three of 43 people from Kiddie Kollege who underwent blood tests for mercury have what the testing company reported as ...

Mercury Spill At Ontonagon School
WLUC-TV - Negaunee,MI,USA
A portion of Ontonagon High School is under strict quarantine after mercury was spilled in a classroom just before noon Thursday.

Clean Up Underway After Lovelock Mercury Spill
KRNV Wed, 13 Sep 2006 11:58 PM PDT
Clean up continues outside a Lovelock middle school, nearly a week after a quart-size bottle of mercury spilled onto the sidewalk. It happened Friday afternoon near Pershing County Middle School just as students were leaving for home.

Families intend to sue over mercury-tainted day care center
Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park,NJ,USA
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Two families whose children attended mercury-tainted Kiddie Kollege in Franklin have filed a notice of intent to sue with the township ...
See all stories on this topic

TMCC instructor safe after small mercury spill
Reno Gazette Journal - Reno,NV,USA
An instructor at the IGT Applied Technical Center at Truckee Meadows Community College spilled mercury on his clothes and office floor Tuesday afternoon but ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury spill shuts down Franklin water plant; officials believe ...
Hendersonville Star News - Hendersonville,TN,USA
... s water treatment plant was shut down this afternoon and two city employees received emergency medical treatment after a vial containing mercury was broken in ...





Mercury warning signs not posted
Courier-Post Wed, 23 Aug 2006 0:16 AM PDT
The bank that held a mortgage on a bankrupt thermometer company's building was so concerned about mercury contamination on the site that its attorney urged the owner to post signs warning of the hazards of breathing vapors from the building, documents show.

Lawsuit seeks mercury monitoring
The Gloucester County Times - Woodbury,NJ,USA
... be afforded every child who attended Kiddie Kollege from its 2004 debut until its July closing when air samples showed elevated levels of mercury within the ...
See all stories on this topic
Mercury warning signs not posted
Cherry Hill Courier Post - Cherry Hill,NJ,USA
The bank that held a mortgage on a bankrupt thermometer company's building was so concerned about mercury contamination on the site that its attorney urged the ...
School Mercury Spill
Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA
Schwettman Education Center was evacuated Tuesday morning after two mercury thermometers were dropped in a science class. By LORIE JEWELL The Tampa Tribune. ...


Mercury clean up could top $20K
News 14 Carolina - Raleigh,NC,USA
(DURHAM) -- The cost of cleaning up after the mercury contamination at a Durham school is expensive. The Durham Public School System ...
See all stories on this topic

School To Reopen After Mercury Cleanup
NBC 17.com - Raleigh,NC,USA
DURHAM, NC -- An elementary school closed for the past week because of mercury contamination will reopen Wednesday, officials said. ...
See all stories on this topic

Durham school cleared of mercury, reopens today
WWAY NewsChannel 3 - Wilmington,NC,USA
DURHAM, NC A Durham elementary school shut down for nearly a week after children contaminated it with mercury will reopen today. ...

Durham Church Parishoners Show Signs Of Mercury Poisioning
WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh Sun, 28 May 2006 11:45 AM PDT
Nine parishioners from a predominantly Hispanic church in Durham are showing signs of mercury poisoning, health officials said on Saturday.

PennFuture Hails Vote to Move Ahead with Mercury Regulations to Protect the Health of Mothers and Babies
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 17 May 2006 10:16 AM PDT
John Hanger, president and CEO of Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future , hailed today's vote at the Environmental Quality Board , authorizing the Department of Environmental Protection to move ahead with regulations requiring cuts in toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania.

Police close metro station over mercury
Prague Daily Monitor Mon, 01 May 2006 11:23 PM PDT
Prague, May 1 (CTK) - The police closed the I.P.Pavlova metro C line station as mercury was found at an entrance and trains were not stopping at the station for about two hours today, Prague police spokesman Ladislav Bernasek has told CTK.

Students may face felony charges after allegedly spilling mercury in school
The Times-News Sat, 29 Apr 2006 10:39 PM PDT
WEIPPE, Idaho (AP) -- Three students are expected to face felony charges after allegedly spilling mercury throughout Timberline High School. The mercury spill forced officials to evacuate the school and call in a special hazardous material clean up team from Seattle.

Mine spill probe team wants one more month
INQ7.net - Philippines
... Natural Sciences Research Institute has confirmed previous findings made by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources that the mercury level in the coastal ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury removed from city schools
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester,NY,USA
(April 10, 2006) — Decades ago, mercury was a standard ingredient in high school chemistry labs. But as awareness of the liquid ...

High school officially mercury-free
The Spokesman Review - Spokane,WA,USA
Lake City High School is officially clean of mercury vapors, as confirmed by two independent tests, Principal John Brumley said Monday. ...

Mercury possibly found
The Virginia Gazette Sat, 01 Apr 2006 0:00 AM PST
JAMES CITY City police and firefighters are working with the FBI to determine if a jar containing a liquid silver substance found in a Jamestown Road building Friday was mercury.


Possible mercury exposure at Lake City High School
KXLY - Spokane,WA,USA
... Coeur d'Alene. Authorities say 15 viles of a mercury mix were found inside the school on Monday after a student reported it. It is ...

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Encourages Mercury Disposal Options, Spill Hazards and Proper Cleanup
Kansas City InfoZine Mon, 20 Mar 2006 1:58 AM PST
Schools, businesses, organizations and households can reduce the risk of mercury exposure and possible health concerns by identifying and properly disposing of possibly sources, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Clinic Closed After Mercury Spill
WLEX-TV Lexington Wed, 15 Mar 2006 9:47 PM PST
The Lexington Clinic in Richmond was evacuated as a precaution after a cleaning crew accidentally knocked over a shelf containing thermometers filled with mercury, breaking several of them.

Mercury Scare Puts School On Lockdown
WKYT - Lexington,KY,USA
Students at West Jessamine Middle School in Nicholasville were kept in their classrooms Friday morning because of a mercury scare. ...

Clinic Closed After Mercury Spill
Lex 18 - Lexington,KY,USA
... in Richmond was evacuated as a precaution after a cleaning crew accidentally knocked over a shelf containing thermometers filled with mercury, breaking several ...

Troy High Mercury Spill
WXXA - Albany,NY,USA
a small amount of mercury was found in a utility closet yesterday. They think it came from a control device in a closet that broke. ...
See all stories on this topic

Poison experts to conduct mercury sweep in school
Manila Bulletin Wed, 22 Feb 2006 5:39 PM PST
A 10-member team of poison experts from the Department of Health (DoH), Bureau of Fire Protection, and the University of the Philippines in Manila was dispatched yesterday to St. Andrew’s School in Parañaque to conduct a mercury cleanup and assessment after 11 high school students were hospitalized last week following mercury poisoning inside their science class.

Mercury leak may force floor removal
The Grand Rapids Press - Grand Rapids,MI,USA
... Now school officials in Cedar Springs are looking into replacement of two 1970s-era gymnasium floors that are leaking mercury. The problem is not unique. ...

Boy brings mercury to middle school
Lexington Herald-Leader Mon, 13 Mar 2006 9:18 PM PST
Science can be fun, but not the kind of experimentation that occurred yesterday at West Jessamine Middle School. When school authorities learned that a boy had brought a small amount of mercury from home to school, students remained in their classrooms until the building was checked for contamination.


Mercury spills at Chemung County Jail
Elmira Star-Gazette - Elmira,NY,USA
A small amount of mercury spilled in the basement of the Chemung County Jail today, causing professionals to be called in to clean up the hazardous liquid. ...

NYC building evacuated after mercury scare
7Online.com - New York,NY,USA
... A building in Manhattan's Greenwich Village has been evacuated because of the presence of mercury. ... They still don't know where the mercury came from. ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury building' still unsafe for tenants' return
The Villager - New York,NY,USA
Nearly three weeks after mercury was found dripping into an apartment at 55 W. Eighth St., the building remains empty and officials are still unsure of the ...

Officials continue to clean up mercury in Baraga County
WLNS - Lansing,MI,USA
SKANEE, Mich. Authorities say they have taken another step toward cleaning up a small mercury spill along a Baraga County road. ...

Lafayette to open own probe of mining spill
INQ7.net - Philippines
... Water samples off Sorsogon facing Rapu-Rapu island-town will also be taken to help resolve issues about fish being killed as a result of mercury contamination. ...
See all stories on this topic

Mercury Spill Forces School To Evacuate
KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News Fri, 20 Jan 2006 8:59 AM PST
A mercury spill at a Fort Bend County high school Friday morning forced officials to evacuate students from the school.

EPA Cleans Up Mercury Spill in Ozarks
KOLR Fri, 20 Jan 2006 9:05 PM PST
The Enviromental Protection Agency was in Crane, Missouri on Friday to clean up a small mercury spill near the municipal pool. The Department of Natural Resources says last weekend four juveniles took a bottle of mercury from the maintenance building and dropped it on the sidewalk.

19 - Guv agrees to form independent probe body on mercury spill
Balita.org - Philippines
Raul Lee has agreed to form an independent body which will investigate the alleged high level of mercury and cyanide contamination in the coastal waters of ...
See all stories on this topic

Heavy metal rocks Eighth St.;Mercury mystery still unsolved
The Villager Thu, 19 Jan 2006 6:41 PM PST
Almost a week after 15 pounds of mercury mysteriously came splashing into a Greenwich Village woman’s apartment from her ceiling, no explanation has been given for how the toxic heavy metal got there in the first place.

Fremont school to open after mercury cleanup
The Toledo Blade Thu, 15 Dec 2005 5:06 AM PST
FREMONT — St. Ann School was to reopen this morning after being closed for two days for cleanup of a mercury spill, Principal Judy Hall said.

Mercury Clean Up
Fox 23 Wed, 14 Dec 2005 3:19 PM PST
Doctor Phillip Adamo says the kind of mercury spilled from a broken barometer at Pittsfield High last thursday is the same as in a tooth filling. Adamo, the chair of pittsfield's board of health, says this form of mercury-- called elemental-- isn't dangerous to the touch.

Bill Parents For Mercury Spill
KOLO Wed, 14 Dec 2005 9:14 AM PST
Washoe school trustees plan to bill the parents of two students involved in a mercury spill last month at Reed High School for the cost of cleaning up the mess.
Second mercury spill found in neighborhood
San Jose Mercury News Fri, 30 Dec 2005 10:15 AM PST
Investigators are puzzled by the source of two mercury spills in the same Livermore neighborhood since November. The latest toxic spill was reported Wednesday on the 900 block of Olivina Avenue when thousands of tiny silvery mercury beads were spotted in the street's gutter. The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the federal Environmental Protection Agency were called in for cleanup and

Investigation continues into toxic mercury spill in Livermore
KESQ Fri, 30 Dec 2005 1:10 PM PST
LIVERMORE, Calif. An investigation continues in Livermore as to what could have caused two toxic mercury spills in as many months.

Mercury spill found in Skanee
Daily Mining Gazette Thu, 29 Dec 2005 8:31 AM PST
SKANEE - Federal, state and local environmental officials are investigating this morning what appears to be a mercury spill on a road in Baraga County.


NICOR: Appeals court ruling pins cost of mercury cleanup on ...
Chicago Tribune - United States
An Illinois appeals court ruled against Nicor Inc. in an insurance case stemming from the cleanup of residential mercury spills five years ago. ...

Small mercury spill at Estill County High School
WTVQ - Lexington,KY,USA
There was a small mercury spill in Estill County High School Monday. It happened around 11:10am. ... School officials said no mercury contamination was found. ...

Mercury spill forces SVHS classroom cleanup
Henderson Daily Dispatch - Henderson,NC,USA
A broken thermometer in a classroom at Southern Vance High School resulted in a "minimal" mercury spill Tuesday. According to ...

Students charged in mercury spill
The Saginaw News - Saginaw,MI,USA
Two Birch Run High School students are facing up to 20 years in prison in connection with a mercury spill that shut down the school in mid-October and caused ...



Back to Library

Reports collection
General on mercury
Mercury and Trade
Coal combustion

Press clippings collection
Mercury in fish/birds
Mercury emissions
Mercury in vaccines
Mercury spills
Mercury in hair/exposure
Mercury in products/waste
Mercury in dental amalgams


Zero Marcury Campaign 2005 Contact: mercury@eeb.org
The EEB receives a special grant from the Sigrid Rausing Trust for this activity