Skip to comments.Vermont governor to sign mercury lamp recycling bill (Yeah! Guess who pays for it...)
Posted on 05/21/2011 6:06:49 AM PDT by Libloather
Vt. governor to sign mercury lamp recycling bill
May 19, 2011
MONTPELIER, Vt.Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is going to signed a bill calling on manufacturers of light bulbs containing mercury to set up and pay for a recycling program for the bulbs.
When Shumlin signs the bill Thursday, Vermont will become the third state in the country -- behind Maine and Washington -- to pass what's called a producer responsibility law for mercury-containing products.
Lamps containing mercury, including compact fluorescent bulbs, are praised for saving energy. But mercury is a known nerve poison and is a cause of concern when released into the environment.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
you’re basically correct BUT it can mean out of state property owners WILL be taxed more. Also the feds don’t always pay currently for spending. Now it gets passed on to our kids and grandkids. you have a bad attitude. this practice does jibe with take from the haves and give to the havenots ;-(
"Environmentalists" now think mercury is good and carbon dioxide is bad.
When someone came up with the inane concept of land fills....they assured everyone that they were properly lined and that the surrounding area was completely protected from contamination.Now, however, they warn against caustic and dangerous fluids, paint, mercury, medicines, etc. etc. that have to be separately disposed of...pathetic.
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