Practical Sourcebook on Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal

The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, Umass Lowell

The overall objective is to enhance the capacity of governments – but also industry and the general public – to store and dispose mercury wastes in an environmentally sound manner. The Sourcebook aims to do so by providing information on commercially available storage and disposal technologies. This document is envisaged to address practical questions such as: What are mercury wastes? Where are they generated? How can mercury wastes be recovered and recycled? Which options and experiences exist for the storage and disposal of mercury wastes? The Sourcebook synthesizes existing knowledge in the field of storage and disposal to provide answers to these questions. It will thus allow relevant stakeholders to make informed choices and ensure the environmentally sound management (ESM) of mercury wastes.

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