Most Mercury Waste Regulations Fail to Account for Vapor Release

05/02/2011 / Peder A. Larson

Mercury has many common uses; barometers, thermostats, batteries, thermometers, and common electrical equipment and medical devices often contain the element. Local and state environmental regulations – and EPA enforcement of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Toxic Substances Control Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act – regulate the generation, treatment, storage, handling, cleanup, and disposal of mercury wastes. To read the full article, click here.