Module  1


Key action points for understanding types and sources of mercury wastes

  • Identify domestic sources of mercury wastes and the types of mercury wastes; and the amounts of waste from each source and for each type
  • Determine whether excess mercury is or may become available and decide on a management strategy to ensure that sufficient domestic capacity is available
  • Establish clear rules and definitions for hazardous wastes and mercury wastes, including when mercury is to be classified as waste, and ensure that sampling and analysis are subject to quality assurance and quality control

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