Mercury Reduction in Washington
Ecology and the Department of Health worked with stakeholders to develop Washington’s Mercury Chemical Action Plan
in 2003. See here for updates on mercury reduction in Washington
Auto Switches |
Switches and Relays |
Barometers and Altimeters |
Dairy Manometers |
Dental Waste |
Lamps/ Light Bulbs |
Novelties and Toys |
Power Plants |
Mercury Education and Reduction Act (MERA)|
Mercury Chemical Action Plan |
Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxics Rule |
Universal Waste Rules
Toxicity and Health Effects |
Historical Uses of Mercury
Total Reductions |
Fish Tissue |
Mercury in Biosolids |
Deposition in Core Samples |
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Emissions |
Thermostats Recycled |
Landfill Gas |
Mercury Deposition Network
Mercury Releases and Spills is a page from the federal
EPA that tells how to clean up.
Ecology's PBT Initiative Ecology is working to eliminate priority Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxins and toxic metals from Washington’s environment.
Mercury in Fish at the Washington State Department of Health
Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC)
offers a large amount of information on reducing the amount of
mercury in the environment. Washington is a member of this multi-state initiative.
Biosolids as an Indicator of the
Effectiveness of Mercury Reduction Programs is a report
on reductions in the mercury content of biosolids produced
at treatment facilities serving municipalities with mercury
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)
is a flame retardant that is the subject of the second Chemical Action Plan.
Lead Chemical Action Plan
is the third Chemical Action Plan, recently issued.