Mercury - Accidental Release Measures



Spill Response Notice:

Only persons properly qualified to respond to an emergency involving hazardous substances may respond to a spill according to federal regulations (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(a)(v)) and per your company's emergency response plan and guidelines/procedures. See Section 13, Special Instructions for disposal assistance. Outside of the US, only persons properly qualified according to state or local regulations should respond to a spill involving chemicals. Containment Technique: Releases of this material may contaminate the environment. Absorb spilled liquid with nonreactive sorbent material. Stop spilled material from being released to the environment. Dike the spill to contain material for later disposal.

Clean-up Technique:

Mercury and its compounds are extremely toxic! Be extremely careful not to contact the spill or breathe any vapors. If permitted by regulation, Absorb spilled liquid with non-reactive sorbent material. Dispose of all mercury contaminated material at a government approved hazardous waste facility. Otherwise, Dispose of material in government approved hazardous waste facility. Decontaminate area with commercially available mercury absorbing compounds.

Evacuation Procedure:

Evacuate general area (50 foot radius or as directed by your facility's emergency response plan) when: any quantity is spilled. Deny access to unnecessary and unprotected personnel. Remain up-wind from spilled material. If conditions warrant, increase the size of the evacuation.

DOT Emergency Response Guide Number: 137


Hazardous Waste Disposal Companies:

The companies listed below indicate that they are approved for disposal of hazardous waste containing mercury. This list is not all inclusive, and is not to be considered an endorsement by Beckman Coulter Inc.

Ayr

AEVITAS Inc.

75 Wanless Ct.

Ontario, Canada

N08 1E0

PH: 519.740.1333

Brampton

Stericycle Inc.

19 Armthorpe Rd

Brampton, Ontario

L6T 5M4

PH: 905.595.2651

Brantford

AEVITAS

36 Adams Blvd

Brantford, Ontario

N3S 7V2

PH: 519.752.7646

Cornwall

AEVITAS Inc.

2425 Industrial Park Dr

Cornwall, Ontario

K6H 7M4

PH: 613.938.7575

Delta

AEVITAS Inc.

7722 Progress Way

Delta, British Colombia

V4G 1A4

PH: 604.484.9398

Edmonton

AEVITAS Inc.

7722 9th St.

Edmonton, Alberta

T6P 1L6

PH: 780.440.1825

Kirkland Lake

AEVITAS Inc.

455 Archer Dr.

Kirkland Lake, Ontario

P2N 3J5

PH: 705.567.9997

Ottawa

VEOLIA

4140 Belgreen Dr.

Ottawa, Ontario

K1G 3N2

PH: 613.739.1150

Port Colborne

Raw Materials Company Inc.

17 Invertose Dr.

Port Colborne, Ontario

L3K 5V5

PH: 905.835.1203

Porcupine

VEOLIA

2-374 Crawford St.

Porcupine, Ontario

P0N 1H0

PH: 705.235.3955

Québec

AEVITAS Inc.

725 Meloche Ave

Dorval, Québec

H9P 2S4

PH: 514.637.3111