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[greenyes] Federal Mercury product legislation introduced


Federal legislation has recently been introduced on mercury in products, and
additional co-sponsors would be welcome to help this legislation move
forward.

H.R. 4260 is known as the Safe Communities and Safe Schools Mercury
Reduction Act of 2004, and would ban the sale of mercury thermometers
(except by prescription), require contractors who replace thermostats to
participate in thermostat recycling programs, require manufacturers of
thermostats to establish or participate in recycling programs for replaced
mercury thermostats, provide guidance for the elimination of free-flowing
mercury and mercury instruments in schools, require the installation of
advanced separators in dental offices and provide $75 million annually in
grants to mercury education, reduction, collection, and recycling programs.
Introduced on May 4, 2004 by Representative Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin with
two co-sponsors, and referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:h.r.04260:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c108:3:./temp/~c10870W76H::


John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County, WI






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