Euro Clor wins support for mercury storage

July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/3/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 26, p32
Trade Publication
The article reports that the European chlorine industry's voluntary agreement for the safe, permanent, storage of up to 11,000 tonne of surplus mercury was generally welcomed at a European Environment Bureau conference. The chlorine industry supports underground storage of metallic mercury because it believes this can be done safely. In addition, it avoids the process of converting liquid mercury to a solid state, which could have a negative impact on the environment.


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