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Mercury Response and Cleanup
Hosted by EPA Emergency Response Section, Region 9

The course will discuss responding to and cleaning up spills involving Mercury. The class is designed for local, county, state, tribal and federal response teams. The newest “EPA Mercury Response Guidebook” will be provided as part of the class. The class agenda includes:

  1. EPA Emergency Response Program
  2. EPA Mercury Program
  3. Chemical Characteristics and Behavior
  4. Sources and Uses of Mercury
  5. Human Health Effects
  6. Ecological Effects
  7. Action Levels
  8. Worker Health and Safety
  9. Instruments
  10. Initiation of a Response
  11. Initial Assessment and Screening
  12. Additional Media Screening, Assessment and Analytical Methods
  13. Indoor Elemental Cleanup Process
  14. Outdoor/Soil/Mine Sites Cleanup Process
  15. Non-Elemental Mercury Assessment and Cleanup Process
  16. Post Cleanup Clearance
  17. Disposal
  18. Community and Public Relations
  19. Enforcement
  20. Cost Recovery
  21. Case Studies

The class will be limited to two persons per agency. Additional classes will be added if there is enough demand.

For general information contact Robert Wise by telephone at 562-889-2572 or via e-mail at

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