A Lot For A Little, Big Price Tag For Clean Up Of Small Mercury Spill

City CommissionThe Huron City Commission has given it’s approval to spend just over nine-thousand dollars to clean up a miniscule mercury spill in the city’s former water treatment plant near the James River. City Planner Ralph Borkowski says asbestos abatement crews discovered the spill..

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Borkowski says the city received three quotes…

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Borkowski says the cost is an estimate and that the price tag may increase depending on a number of variables with the clean up. Commissioner Gary Harrington wanted to know just how much mercury needs to be cleaned up…

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Consultants theorized to Borkowski that a switch froze, then cracked causing the mercury to leak out. Commissioner Bryan Smith joined Harrington with his wondering on the cost of the clean up…

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Money for the mercury removal will come from funds budgeted for the first year of planning for the James River Master Plan.

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