Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 11:14:24 -0600

Author: "Zigmund J. Peacock"

Subject: Re: Weird mercury tube

Post:

Tappers, by way of an update Mercury has dropped of the HAZMAT response list
here. The Fire depts Campus and City just tell you to get a cleanup kit and
take care of it yourself.
A spill kit or sulfur powder will do the job. The reason seems to be too
much overreaction in the past and the fact it is relatively harmless as liquid
mercury.
The strange oxides are deadly, but they require chemical making skills to
produce. Zig

> . One item in particular has everyone puzzled. It's a sealed
> > glass tube with a few cc's of mercury and some bluish-purple
> > crystals.

P.S. I have 5-6 of the tubes, they hardly get used any more. Zig

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