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Safe disposal (mercury compounds)?
« on: August 14, 2020, 07:44:08 PM »
Hi - What is the best way to dispose of mercuric oxide, mercuric iodide, and mercuric nitrate?  I have a small (1 pound) container of each.

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Re: Safe disposal (mercury compounds)?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 03:42:05 AM »
A lot depends on where you live. In most places in the world there are firms specializing in disposal of chemicals.
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Re: Safe disposal (mercury compounds)?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2020, 11:30:01 AM »
Your local government probably also has guidelines about what to do with disposal of hazardous materials. Check their website.
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Re: Safe disposal (mercury compounds)?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2020, 08:22:34 PM »
Thanks.  I will check with my local government.  That is a good suggestion.  Thanks.

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