Mercury Resources

Contact: Karen Knaebel (802) 522-5736 or (855)-632-9253 or karen.knaebel@vermont.gov

Spaceship control room from Mission Mercury Video


MERCURY SPILLS?

BROKEN BULBS mercury-containing &/OR fluorescent bulbs 
Mercury Bulb Fact Sheet 

ELEMENTAL MERCURY (liquid mercury)
Elemental Mercury Spill Fact Sheet 

SMALL SPILL (equal to or less than a mercury fever thermometer) elemental mercury
Contact: Karen Knaebel 802-522-5736 or 855-632-9253 or E-mail:karen.knaebel@vermont.gov

LARGE SPILL
If the spill involves a large area, has been spread around, is in cracks and crevices or other difficult to clean places, or is on non-disposable porous item such as wall to wall carpeting or upholstery:

  • Open windows to ventilate the area. Close off the room from other rooms in your house. Shut the door and close any air pathways (like floor or ceiling grates, air conditioning or heating vents) which will circulate mercury vapors into other areas of the house.
  • Keep pets, children (especially infants and young children) and pregnant women out of the room. Isolate the area - Do not walk on the mercury or track it into other areas of the house
  • Contact the EMERGENCY SPILL PROGRAM at - 800-641-5005

For health questions, call 800-439-8550 (toll-free in VT) and dial zero to speak with an operator.

During non- work hours, contact the Northern New England Poison Center at -800-222-1222.


Mercury in the Environment & Mercury Spills, with Karen Knaebel

A brief introduction to mercury management, including how it gets into the environment, which products contain mercury, the management standards for facilities and businesses, and how to manage a mercury spill.



General Mercury Information

Publications

Internet Resources


Mercury in Dentistry

Publications

Internet Resources


Mercury in Fish

Publications

Internet Resources


Mercury in Healthcare

Publications

Internet Resources


Mercury in Schools

Publications


Mercury-Containing Products

Publications

Internet Resources


Mercury Thermometers

Publications


Mercury in Automobiles

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Waste Management and Prevention Division

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