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The materials flow of mercury in the United States.

Authors
Jasinski-SM
Source
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9412, 1994 Jan; :1-28
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10005489
Abstract
The report describes the materials flow of mercury in the United States. It examines the mining and production of mercury and the manufacturing, uses, and ultimate disposal of mercury. Materials flowcharts were prepared for 1989 and 1990. An effort was made to include estimates for all major anthropogenic sources including fossil fuel combustion, waste incineration, and nonferrous metal mining operations. Mining and mineral processing released about 100 mt/yr of mercury to the environment in both 1989 and 1990. The combustion of fossil fuels released 175 mt/yr in the same years. The manufacturing, use and disposal of products containing mercury accounted for the release of 1,037 mt of mercury in 1989 and 938 mt in 1990.
Keywords
Recycling; Solid-wastes; Point-sources; Chloralkali-plants; Environmental-legislation; Mineral-economics; Mineral-industries; Environmental-pollution-and-control; Manufacturing-technology
Publication Date
19940101
Document Type
Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB95-109609
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IC-9412
NIOSH Division
WO
Source Name
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9412
State
DC
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