Mercury Reduction Program


Elemental mercury, also called metallic mercury, whether in a bottle or in a device, represents a significant environmental hazard; a hazard that MU would like to reduce and, if possible, to eliminate. MU previously had two highly successful Mercury Reduction Program, the first which began in 1999 and concluded in 2001, and the second from 2002 to 2011.

Ongoing Reduction Efforts

While the formal programs are no longer in existence, the principles of the Elemental Mercury Reduction Program (to reduce, and if possible to permanently eliminate, the use of elemental mercury at MU) is an ongoing goal. Mercury containing devices can be submitted for collection the the EHS Assistant portal. There is no charge for the collection of mercury containing devices. Everyone's help is needed to reach this goal.