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Spills and Release Reporting
How do I clean-up a mercury spill, big or small, like a broken fluorescent light bulb?
The Department of Health and Human Service has resources online to help residents, schools, businesses, and responders address mercury spills. See Michigan.gov/Mercury and contact the DHHS hotline at 1-800-648-6942 or your local health department with questions.
When does EGLE require secondary containment?
Secondary containment is a good idea for storing any liquids that may be problematic to the environment. To learn when it is specifically required under EGLE's regulations, see our Secondary Containment Guidance.
Who is required to have an emergency response plan for environmental emergencies?
See the Emergency Planning FAQ to learn about who is required to have emergency response plans. In addition to emergency plans required under the rules, some emergency response plans are required by EGLE permits. If an environmental emergency occurs, there are emergency reporting requirements too. See the Spill and Release Reporting Website to learn more.