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Main Title Use and release of mercury in the United States [electronic resource] /
Author Leopold, Barry R. ; Leopold, B. R.
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Reston, VA.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Reisk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA/600/R-02/104; 68-C-0027; 68-C7-0011
Stock Number PB2007-101031
Subjects Mercury--United States.
Additional Subjects United States ; Mercury ; Reuse ; Usage ; Disposal ; Release ; Data review ; Manufacturing ; Acquisition ; MFA(Materials flow analysis) ; Speciation data
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2007-101031 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/28/2007
Collation 1 online resource (x, 97 p.) ; ill., charts, maps, digital, PDF file.
Abstract Although mercury use is decreasing in the United States, mercury continues to pose a serious risk to human health and the environment. This report presents the results of a two-year effort sponsored by EPA's Office of Research and Development to quantify and map the flows of mercury throughout the U.S. economy and released into the environment. Data contained in the report are intended to help prioritize research and development efforts. Using a materials flow analysis (MFA), this report quantifies cradle-to-grave mercury use, reuse, release and disposal associated with products and processes that use mercury. Among the 100 data sources examined were industry estimates, government statistics, literature sources, and USEPA data such as the Toxics Release Inventory and emission factors. Specific industries and sectors within the following major divisions were evaluated: mercury supply, mercury use in manufacturing processes, incidental mercury use associated with coal combustion, incidental mercury use associated with non-coal sources, and other sources of mercury resulting from previous use. For each sector, mercury use is described, mercury-containing raw materials and products catalogued, and reported mercury releases into media (air, water, and solid waste) quantified. For sectors in which data are available concerning mercury speciation and geographic distributions, this information is presented.
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 8, 2010). "EPA/600/R-02/104" "December 2002." Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-97). "Contract Nos. 68-C-0027 and 68-C7-0011."
Place Published Cincinnati, Ohio
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
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Corporate Au Added Ent National Risk Management Research Laboratory (U.S.); Science Applications International Corporation.
PUB Date Free Form 2002
Category Codes 68
NTIS Prices PC A07
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Control Number 005100870
OCLC Time Stamp 20101208104722
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01351nam 2200349Ia 45020