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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Mercury Use in Pumps

Mercury Use in Pumps

This Fact Sheet summarizes the use of mercury in pumps, which are devices used to transport either a liquid or a gas across a pressure differential. It includes the total amount of mercury in all products that were sold in the U.S. in 2001, 2004, and 2007. Since that time, almost all manufacturers have phased-out the use of mercury-added float switches in pumps. Available data on mercury-added replacement switches for pumps sold after 2007 is included in IMERC's Mercury Use in Switches & Relays Fact Sheet. The information in the Fact Sheet is based on data submitted to the state members of the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) including Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The data is available online through the IMERC Mercury-Added Products Database.



Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
January 2014

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