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Re: [mercury_policy] RE: FW: Mercury in schools - gym floors



Actually, that phone number for John Gilkeson should be 651-215-0199.

John can also be reached at John.Gilkeson@state.mn.us

Mark Snyder
Pollution Prevention Specialist
MPCA

On 9/23/05, Becky Lockart <Becky.Lockart@epa.state.il.us> wrote:
>
>
> >>> Tim.Tuominen@WLSSD.Duluth.MN.US 9/21/2005 10:14:28 AM >>>
> The MPCA in MN did some work on this 5-10 years ago.  I would call
> John Gilkeson at MPCA: (651) 296-9150.
>
> Tim Tuominen
> Chemist
> Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
> 2626 Courtland Street
> Duluth, MN  55806
> Phone: (218) 740-4815
> Fax:  (218) 727-7471
> Email:  tim.tuominen@wlssd.duluth.mn.us
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: Andy Bray [mailto:abray@newmoa.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 9:15 AM
> To: Mercury Policy, Legislation, and Regulations
> Cc: 'Rick Yoder'
> Subject: [mercury_policy] FW: Mercury in schools - gym floors
>
>
> See the request below regarding mercury use in gym flooring.  Thank
> you
> for any assistance you can provide.
>
> Andy Bray
> Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)
> 129 Portland Street, Sixth Floor
> Boston, MA 02114
> 617-367-8558 ext. 306
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nin@great-lakes.net [mailto:owner-nin@great-lakes.net] On
> Behalf Of Rick Yoder
> Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 9:57 AM
> To: p2tech@great-lakes.net; LISTSERV@LISTSERV.CDC.GOV; p2r7@p2ric.org;
> Sims, Teresa; Nicole L Carritt
> Subject: Mercury in schools - gym floors
>
>
> Hello, all - and apologies for cross posting:
>
> We're having a discussion in our region about mercury used as a
> catalyst
> in polymer gym floors.  ATSDR has a description of the issue found in
> a
> 3M Tartan brand floor used in Westerville, OH,which you can read here:
>
> http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HAC/PHA/westerville/wes_p1.html
>
> We don't wish to reinvent the wheel on this, so this is a call simply
> to
> find out if anyone has already done some legwork on this issue. (But
> knowing the members of this list as I do, I'm sure I will receive some
> good advice as well.)  Otherwise, we'll have some calling to do:
> 1) Have mercury-free competing products to the 3M Tartan brand been
> identified?  Does the 3M Tartan brand still use Hg?
> 2) Does an ASTM standard exist for this flooring?  Is there an
> authority
> that would have recommended boilerplate construction contract
> specifications which apply, e.g. AIA,  CSI?
> 3) Where else is this type of flooring used?  I'm guessing it might be
> useful in places where people are on their feet for long periods of
> time, as an upgrade from a simple concrete floor...
> 4) Has anyone put together a flyer/fact sheet advising schools what
> their options are regarding existing floors, e.g., encapsulation,
> testing and disposal...?
> 5) Anyone familiar with the status of the followup action mentioned in
> the "Health Consultation" link above?
>
> I think the prevention approach here is pretty straightforward:
>  - identify the depth & breadth of use, and try to encourage
> alternative
> material choices on the part of the consumer, either through altering
> the technical specifications which call for its use, or through
> raising
> the awareness of the potential purchaser
> -  identify the manufacturers of this mercury containing material, and
> encourage alternative materials use in product formulation
>
> thanks in advance for your help.
>
> rick
> Richard Yoder, PE <mailto:ryoder@unomaha.edu>
> Director, P2ric.org
> University of Nebraska at Omaha
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