Project Title & Description
REDUCTION OF MERCURY RELEASE FROM AUTO & HEATING VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 112-74. This project will prevent the release of approximately 190 pounds of mercury from discarded thermostats and auto switches in the Great Lakes basin. The project will educate the operators of 380 auto dismantling facilities and 5,400 heating contractors and wholesalers on the importance of proper mercury disposal, and provide incentives to participate in collection programs for mercury-containing products.