mercury switch


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mercury switch

A switch on an assistive technology device that, when tilted, allows a drop of liquid mercury to flow to its contact, closing the switch.
See also: switch
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More information on the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program is at www.
for its exceptional participation in Virginia's Mercury Switch Removal Program.
Steelmakers such as Republic will strongly encourage their scrap suppliers and others in the scrap supply chain to support and participate in mercury switch removal and collection efforts.
Codey signed the Mercury Switch Removal Act into law, requiring all mercury switches in convenience lights and anti-lock brake switches to be removed from vehicles before they are flattened or shredded for recycling.
Automakers contend that these two industries profit from the recycling that is done, so they should assume the cost of safe mercury switch removal.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is enhancing its mercury switch removal program to prevent the chemical from entering the environment where it can pollute air and water.
11 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling it "a new model for industry cooperation toward environmental protection," ISRI Chair Frank Cozzi hailed today's signing of an Environmental Protection Agency memorandum of understanding establishing the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program.