Maine to makers: Remove mercury from vehicles

Stoffer, Harry
April 2002
Automotive News;4/15/2002, Vol. 76 Issue 5979, p39
Trade Publication
Reports the plans of U.S. automobile manufacturers to end the use of mercury switches in cars and trucks in the year 2002. Toxicity of mercury switches; Approval of a Maine legislation on the responsibility of automobile companies for mercury switches; Opposition to the bill.


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