Module  5

 

Key action points for disposal of mercury waste

 

 

 

  • Use proven commercially available stabilization/solidification processes to immobilize the mercury; where S/S is not available, consider export of mercury wastes for ESM treatment and disposal
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  • Dispose eligible mercury wastes in SELs or in permanent storage in underground facilities
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  • For SELs or permanent storage, establish site selection criteria, secure financing, conduct an environmental impact assessment and implement necessary siting, design, and operational safeguards
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  • Ensure that eventual export of mercury wastes is done in compliance with the Basel and the Minamata Conventions
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