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[GreenYes] Re: mercury from fluorescents

And then the cost of what happens when you don't use fluorescents,
and the coal use jacks up 30%?

Goes back to some of the systemic issues you raised recently, yes?

On May 10, 2007, at 2:08 PM, Reindl, John wrote:

> According to the mercury flow model done for EPA, the release of
> mercury from fluorescents to the environment in 2005 in the US is
> estimated at about 8.2 metric tons, down from 13.7 metric tons in
> 2000.
> All the coal burning power plants in the US emit about 45 metric
> tons of mercury to the air.
> So, fluorescents are not an insignificant source of mercury
> emissions to the environment.
> Please let me know if you would like a copy of the model, which is
> an Excel spreadsheet.
> John Reindl
> Dane County, WI
> -----Original Message-----
> From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]
> On Behalf Of daklute@no.address
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 1:51 PM
> To: Doug Koplow
> Cc: bill@no.address; GreenYes@no.address
> Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Ban the Bulb -- But don't create a new
> toxic problem, say local governments
> The ENERGY STAR program has pretty rigorous QA/QC in terms of lumen
> maintenance and hours of use. If they don't perform, they don't get
> certified. IF they don't get certified, Wal-Mart won't sell them.
> Also, the EPACT set up certain hours of use requirmenets for CFL's
> - I think it is 6000.
> Don't forget, as a source of anthropogenic Hg, this is a very small
> one.
> >

David Jaber
Natural Logic
Strategy, feedback, and implementation

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