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Clean Car Campaign
Abstract: Website documenting work of the Clean Car Campaign, whose partners are American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Ecology Center, Environmental Defense, Great Lakes United, Michigan Environmental Council, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Source: Clean Car Campaign
URL: http://www.cleancarcampaign.org

Convenience Lighting and ABS Mercury Switch Removal for Ford, Chrysler, GM
Abstract: This webpage has links to a question and answer sheet concerning mercury removal, a mercury press release, a 'Getting Mercury out of Cars' brochure, and mercury switch removal and replacement instructions for Chrysler, Ford and GM automobiles.
Source: Clean Car Campaign
URL: http://elvsolutions.org/

General Motors Mid-size and Luxury Car Group: Elimination of Mercury Switches in Underhood and Trunk Lamps [PDF]
Abstract:
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/03/02534.pdf

Get the Mercury Out of Maine - Video
Abstract: How-to video detailing the removal of mercury switches from automobiles. Video is available for loan from NEWMOA. Submit request to inforequest@newmoa.org
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
URL:

Maine Mercury-Added Products: Motor Vehicle Components Law
Abstract: Law enacted by the Maine legislature to address mercury in motor vehicles.
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/38/title38sec
1665-a.html

Management of End-of-Life Vehicles in Ontario
Abstract: The use and recovery of mercury switches from vehicles in Canada is discussed briefly in this larger report on end-of-live vehicles.
Source: Recycling Council of Ontario
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/20/19906.htm

MERC Switch Out [PDF]
Abstract: Description of the Canadian MERC Switch Out Program to recover mercury from vehicles.
Source: Pollution Probe
URL: http://www.pollutionprobe.org/old_files/Reports/mercswitchou
t.pdf

Reducing Mercury Releases from Maine Motor Vehicles: Master List of Automobiles with Mercury-Added Component Parts [PDF]
Abstract: Presents ME DEP's master list of all automobiles that contain mercury-added component parts. The list is divided into vehicle make, model, what vehicle component mercury is used in, years that that component was in the vehicle, and a year for a phase-out, where applicable.
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/104/hg_releases_fr
om_me_vehicles.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.pd
f

SAE Technical Paper: A Mercury-Free Cfl Backlight for Car-Navigation Display
Abstract: SAE Technical Paper for purchase, $10. Technical discussion of mercury use in cathode fluorescent lamps for backlight navigation, and description of a xenon alternative.
Source: Society of Automotive Engineers
URL: http://papers.sae.org/2002-01-0978/

SAE Technical Paper: On the Removal of Mercury From Automotive Hid Lamps: a Technical and Regulatory Perspective
Abstract: SAE Technical Paper for purchase, $10. Technical description of why mercury is used in HID lamps and the pros and cons of possible alternatives.
Source: Society of Automotive Engineers
URL: http://papers.sae.org/2002-01-0976/

 


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