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Mercury is used in automotive applications for various items such as lighting, antitheft systems, antilock breaks and on the rare occasion air bags. These mercury switches should be removed before the crushing of any vehicle to ensure mercury pollution prevention.
Michigan Automotive Switch Studies
Proceedings for the Mercury Switch Informational Meeting, June 1, 2005
Note: The links on this page are connecting to a pdf version of the powerpoint presentations given at this meeting. This half day meeting was designed to deliver important information on mercury initiatives including an introduction of the Michigan Mercury Switch Sweep (M2S2) Program to steel mills, shredders and those in the business of car crushing.
Department of Environmental Quality Mercury Reduction Programs:
Introduction of the Michigan Mercury Switch Sweep (M2S2), Cass Andary, Auto Alliance
The M2S2 Experience - One Recycler's Story, Ken Schram, Schram Auto Parts
The M2S2 Experience - Program Overview and How to Get on Board, Bill Stough, M2S2 Program Manager