From: Harold Ingmire <hingmire**At_Symbol_Here**WHIPMIX.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] [External] Re: [DCHAS-L] Department of Energy Awards Task Order for Elemental Mercury Long-Term Management and Storage
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 22:05:26 +0000
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He has on gloves, which he later touches his face with, and actually put his bare foot on the mercury. He may have already reached the "Mad Hatter" level. As once eloquently put, "You can't fix stupid!".

 

From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of McGrath Edward J
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:53 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] [External] Re: [DCHAS-L] Department of Energy Awards Task Order for Elemental Mercury Long-Term Management and Storage

 

My morbid curiosity got the better of me, and I clicked on the first youtube link.  At about the two minute mark, he states, "mercury isn't as bad as people think."

 

He has made many such videos in which he plays with large amounts of elemental mercury.  Spoiler alert—he has no protective equipment.  I considered posting a comment to his video about the dangers of elemental mercury, but I wonder if the central nervous system effects have already taken hold, so it wouldn't help.

 

Looks like I have another message to my teachers:  "Do not use this as a scientific phenomenon on density for your class."

 

Eddie McGrath

 

Edward J. McGrath

Supervisor of Science

Red Clay Consolidated School District

1502 Spruce Avenue

Wilmington, DE  19805

 

(302) 552-3768

 

We did not inherit the Earth from our parents.  We borrowed it from our children.

 

 

From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of ILPI Support
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:54 AM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [External] Re: [DCHAS-L] Department of Energy Awards Task Order for Elemental Mercury Long-Term Management and Storage

 

I read that and thought without a doubt somewhere in the world, some quack, charlatan, or dumb*** is charging people to float on pools of mercury for "therapy" or fun.  Or at the very least, it's on YouTube. With a density of 13.56 g/mL you'd barely sink in at all.  Would make swimming in the Dead Sea look amateur.

 

Sure enough, a quick stop at our friend, lord and master, Google finds this. Of course, if you click on this you reward the guy with ad revenue, but meh:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8KzmlIEsHs  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvVaaZ21C44 

 

Pre-Internet example shown here: https://theodoregray.com/PeriodicTable/Elements/080/index.html 

 

Rob Toreki

 

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On Dec 11, 2019, at 10:49 AM, DCHAS Membership Chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG> wrote:

 

https://www.energy.gov/em/articles/doe-awards-task-order-elemental-mercury-long-term-management-and-storage

DOE Awards Task Order for Elemental Mercury Long-Term Management and Storage
12/10/2019 03:26 PM EST

The Office of Environmental Management (EM) is issuing a task order for a lease for storage space as a DOE facility

DOE AwCincinnati -- The Office of Environmental Management (EM) is issuing a task order for a lease for storage space as a DOE facility for the long-term management and storage of elemental mercury to address DOE's responsibility as required by Section 5 of the Mercury Export Ban Act of 2008, as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This lease supports storage of up to 6,800 metric tons (7,480 tons) of elemental mercury in existing buildings at the Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS) site near Andrews, Texas.

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