Publications Home || Browse by topic || Browse by program || Ecology website

Publication Summary

Our Ecology website has changed, which can cause broken links.
To report these, please contact us with the publication and broken link.

Title

Washington State Mercury Chemical Action Plan

 
Publication number Date Published
03-03-001February 2003
VIEW NOW Washington State Mercury Chemical Action Plan (Number of pages: 190) (Publication Size: 1MB)




Trouble viewing? Try these free options.
Author(s) Peele, C.
Description This plan describes elements of a campaign to virtually eliminate the use and release of human-caused mercury in Washington State. Currently, about 3,800 to 5,000 pounds of mercury are released into the state’s environment each year from human sources. Mercury pollution comes from land-filling, incinerating, or flushing down the drain a variety of consumer products; mining; coal-powered plant emissions; refineries; municipal sewage plants; and other sources. Mercury discharged to land, air, or water can eventually find its way to lakes, rivers, and the ocean, where it settles into sediments. By focusing on better waste disposal, management, and recycling, mercury pollution can be greatly reduced.
REQUEST A COPY
The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy.

ADA Accessibility
The Department of Ecology is committed to providing people with disabilities access to information and services by meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Washington State Policy #188.
Visit Ecology’s website for more information.
Contact Joan LeTourneau at 360-407-6764 or jlet461@ecy.wa.gov
Keywords toxin, legislature, ocean, lakes, health, river, plan, water, chemical, waste, mercury, lake, chemical action plan, bioaccumulative
WEB PAGE Mercury
RELATED PUBLICATIONS Title:

Quality Assurance Project Plan: Mercury in Polyvinyl Chloride and Polyurethane Novelty and Children’s Products

Ecology/Health Responses to Public Comments Received on the Draft Mercury Chemical Action Plan

Don't Mess with Mercury

Draft for Public Comment: Washington State Mercury Chemical Action Plan