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E-M:/ "Council takes first steps toward mercury ban"



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Enviro-Mich message from Mary Beth Doyle <marybeth@ecocenter.org>
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The following was in yesterday's Ann Arbor News.

>Council takes first steps toward mercury ban
>
>Tuesday, June 6, 2000
>
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>By ROB HOFFMAN
>NEWS STAFF REPORTER
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>Got mercury?
>
>Soon you may not, if you're an Ann Arbor merchant selling medical
>thermometers with mercury inside.
>
>The Ann Arbor City Council Monday night tentatively approved a ban on the
>sale and distribution of the old-fashioned thermometers. If a second and
>final vote is approved, Ann Arbor would be the first city in Michigan to
>enact such a prohibition, ordinance backers say.

To see the full sotry, please go to:
http://aa.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/20000606amercury.frm



Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
Ecology Center
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor MI 48104

734-663-2400 ext 108
734-663-2414 (fax)



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