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Automobile industry and trade (16) / Automobiles -- Brakes (8) / Automobiles -- Equipment and supplies (10) / Automobiles -- Lighting (18) / Automobiles -- Maintenance and repair (2) / Hazardous waste management (6) / Health effects (1) / Laws and legislation (3) / Materials handling (14) / Metal industry and trade (1) / Metal recycling (8) / Recycling (Waste, etc.) (2) / Reporting (1) / Salvage (Waste, etc.) (7) / Scrap metals (2) / Spills and accidents (8) /

Keyword: Automobile industry and trade, 16 Links

Clean Car Campaign Proposal for Mercury Elimination in Automobiles [PDF]
Abstract: The Clean Car Campaign, made up of a coalition of national and regional environmental organizations, proposes an aggressive plan for the elimination of mercury from new, existing, and retired vehicles and calls on automakers to accept responsibility for the mercury hazards presented by their vehicles.
Source: Clean Car Campaign
URL: http://www.cleancarcampaign.org/pdfs/CCCMercProposal.pdf

Partnership for Mercury Free Vehicles
Abstract: List of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Partnership, including "why is mercury harmful?," "how is it used in automobiles?."
Source: Clean Car Campaign
URL: http://www.cleancarcampaign.org/mercuryfaq.shtml

Proposal for a National Collection Program for Automotive Switches
Abstract: The Clean Car Campaign - a coalition of national and regional environmental organizations - proposes an aggressive plan for the collection of automotive mercury, and calls for producer responsibility in addressing the hazards presented by mercury devices in vehicles. Within its four-point action plan, the Campaign calls on automakers to take primary responsibility for removing and properly managing mercury switches and other mercury-containing devices in the existing fleet of vehicles, both on the road and retired.
Source: Clean Car Campaign
URL: http://www.cleancarcampaign.org/ccc_mercury_collection.shtml

Action Plan: Comprehensive Solution to Address Mercury in Automobiles
Abstract: Report detailing why mercury should be eliminated from automobiles. The action plan consists of the following principles: 1-recovery, collection, and information, 2-design for recycling, 3-regulatory flexibility, 4-public education, and 5-government responsibility.
Source: Partnership for Mercury Free Vehicles
URL: http://www.cleancarcampaign.org/partnership.shtml

Mercury Use: Automotive Sector [PDF]
Abstract: In this chapter taken from the Wisconsin 'Mercury Sourcebook,' you will find: information on mercury-containing products unique to the automotive sector, case studies, action ideas for pollution prevention, a sample proclamation describing possible mercury minimization options, and current projects already underway within the automotive sector.
Source: Wisconsin Mecury Sourcebook
URL: http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/bnsdocs/hgsbook/auto.pdf

Removal and Replacement of Mercury Switch in 1970-1998 GM Hood Lighting Assembly [PDF]
Abstract: An instructional sheet that details the process of removing a mercury switch from the hood lights of 1970-1988 GM cars.
Source: Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
URL: http://www.glrppr.org/topichubs/pdfs/automerc/GMprocedure.pdf

Questions from Auto Recycling Yards on Collection, Storing, Transporting and Recycling Mercury Switches [PDF]
Abstract: NY DEC answers questions from Auto Recyclers.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
URL: http://www.cleancarcampaign.org/pdfs/Q_A_on_AABrochure.pdf

Breakdown of Study Vehicles that Contain Mercury Switches [PDF]
Abstract: From the appendix of the MN PCA 'Automobile Shredder Residue Report,' this list breaks down cars by make, year, and model, detailing which contain mercury switches.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region5/air/mercury/list_of_vehicles_with_hg_switch.pdf

Mercury in Vehicles
Abstract: This website provides links to known uses of mercury in vehicles in 2000-2001 cars and also in pre-1995 cars. Also included is a list of where mercury may be found in automobiles and possible alternatives.
Source: Clean Air Foundation
URL: http://www.cleanairfoundation.org/switch_out/html/e_switchout_hgvehicles.asp

Switch Out: Auto Dismantler's Guide [PDF]
Abstract: A "how-to" guide for Canadian Auto Dismantlers including location of mercury switches, removal procedures, and handling requirements.
Source: Pollution Probe
URL: http://www.pollutionprobe.org/Reports/mercswitchout.pdf

Mercury in American Cars [PDF]
Abstract: This article summarizes alternatives to mercury use in automobiles.
Source: Environmental Defense
URL: http://www.environmentaldefense.org/documents/693_ToxicDesign.PDF

Mercury Hidden in Your Car Could Spark Health Problems
Abstract: This brief article helps to identify where mercury can be located within your vehicle and also explains possible health effects resulting from exposure to this mercury.
Source: Channel 13: Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto
URL: http://www.kovr13.com/02feb02/022102f.htm

Mercury in Cars
Abstract: This report examines the historic and continuing use of mercury in automobiles and estimates its releases to the environment from end-of-life vehicle (ELV) processing. The report shows that emissions from vehicle recycling and disposal processes are one of the largest sources of mercury contamination to the environment. The report also examines strategies for cleaner production and proposes key policy solutions to eliminate mercury hazards from both new and existing vehicles.
Source: Mercury Technology Services
URL: http://www.hgtech.com/Information/Hg%20in%20Cars.htm

Master List of Automobiles with Mercury-Added Component Parts [PDF]
Abstract: Collected by ME DEP, a master list of all automobiles that contain mercury-added component parts. Divides the list into make of the vehicle, model, what component mercury is used in, years that that component is used in, and a year for a phase-out, where applicable.
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dep/rwm/mercury/pdf/Appendix-E.pdf

ARA Supports State Attorney General's Efforts to Have Auto Manufacturers Remove Toxic Vehicle Parts
Abstract: This article discusses how the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) supports an effort by 26 state Attorneys General, which places the responsibility of mercury switch removal on the vehicle manufacturers.
Source: Automotive Recyclers Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/104/ara_supports_state_attngen_remove_hg.html

General Motors Mid-size and Luxury Car Group: Elimination of Mercury Switches in Underhood and Trunk Lamps [PDF]
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-p2-auto-gm025.pdf

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