New Jersey becomes the third state in the country to require the removal of mercury switches, the nation’s largest manufacturing source of the toxic metal, from automobiles before they can be recycled. The legislation, signed today by New Jersey Gov. Richard J. Codey, requires auto makers to pay for the removal of mercury switches from scrapped cars before they are melted down in steel mills and foundries. Vaporized mercury from vehicle switches can enter the atmosphere during ...
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