hazardous wastes

Waste | Resources

Waste containing mercury

broken energy-saving lamp

Over the next four decades, it will be necessary to dispose of around 11,000 tons of metallic mercury in the EU, much of it from the chlorine-alkali industry or attributable to non-ferrous metal production and gas scrubbing. In Germany, adequate final disposal of this mercury is only possible in underground storage facilities. read more

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