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Panel Breaking the Mercury Cycle Panel: Policies on Management of Mercury Stockpiles & Mercury-Bearing Wastes May 2, 2002 Tom Parrott EHS Director, Vulcan.

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1 Panel Breaking the Mercury Cycle Panel: Policies on Management of Mercury Stockpiles & Mercury-Bearing Wastes May 2, 2002 Tom Parrott EHS Director, Vulcan Chemicals presenting for The Chlorine Institute, Inc.

2 Session 5 Panel - Policies on Management of Hg Stockpiles & Hg-Bearing Waste: Chloralkali Industry Proposal Introduction Chlorine Institute Binational Toxics Strategy Commitment/Results Hg Retirement Proposal

3 Session 5 Panel - Policies on Management of Hg Stockpiles & Hg-Bearing Waste: Chloralkali Industry Proposal - Introduction to the Chlorine Institute Trade Association Primary Mission –Foster Safe Production, Handling, and Use of Chlorine and Related Chemicals Primary Work Product –Technical Publications, Drawings, and Videos

4 Session 5 Panel - Policies on Management of Hg Stockpiles & Hg-Bearing Waste: Chloralkali Industry Proposal - Introduction to the Chlorine Institute Six (6) Companies Use Hg Cell Process 10 Hg Cell Facilities in 9 States –(AL, DE, GA, LA, OH, TN, TX, WI, and WV) About 10% of Domestic Chloralkali Production from Hg Cell Process

5 Session 5 Panel - Policies on Management of Hg Stockpiles & Hg-Bearing Waste: Chloralkali Industry Proposal - Binational Toxics Strategy Commitment/Results Reduce Hg Use by 50% or More from the Base Period by 2005, and Provide EPA with Annual Progress Report For Year 2001, 5th Annual Report showed 75% Reduction in Hg Use - 4 Years Early!

6 Session 5 Panel - Policies on Management of Hg Stockpiles & Hg-Bearing Waste: Chloralkali Industry Proposal Mercury is a Marketable Commodity NOT A HAZARDOUS WASTE!!!

7 Session 5 Panel - Policies on Management of Hg Stockpiles & Hg-Bearing Waste: Chloralkali Industry Proposal In U.S., supply of Hg from facilities (e.g., Strategic Reserves, converted/shut down Hg cell plants) exceeds demand. Net demand seems to exist on world-wide basis. If Hg recovery processes cannot meet legitimate future demand, Strategic Reserves should be made available, rather than mining virgin Hg.

8 Session 5 Panel - Policies on Management of Hg Stockpiles & Hg-Bearing Waste: Chloralkali Industry Proposal Establish U.S. National Policy that would 1) identify acceptable world-wide outlets, instead of utilizing the present free market approach, and 2) result in a Hg retirement process predicated on the government taking title to and assuming full responsibility for permanent management of such Hg in accordance with appropriate regulations and standards.

9 Session 5 Panel - Policies on Management of Hg Stockpiles & Hg-Bearing Waste: Chloralkali Industry Proposal Our desire is to work cooperatively with all parties to address Hg issues pertaining to Chloralkai manufacturing. Mercury Retirement is such an issue!


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