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USGS at 2006 International Mercury Conference

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW Sea Grant, and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, will host the Eighth Annual Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant conference at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, Aug. 6-11.

Scientists from the USGS will discuss research on critical issues concerning mercury in the environment, including mercury found in volcanoes, streams, fish, and bird eggs.

Special Note: USGS scientist David Krabbenhoft is the conference co-chair, and also a contributing author for several sessions and the presenting author for the poster session, W-124: Mercury Mass Fluxes from the Lake 658 Watershed, which will be held on Wednesday, August 9, during 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Krabbenhoft will be available for interviews.

Other USGS presentations include:

Monday, Aug. 7

Shedding Some Light on Mercury Lamps: How much mercury is used in mercury-containing lamps, such as fluorescent lamps and lamps used for roadway and parking-lot lighting? Mercury use in the lamp sector has decreased by about 30 percent since 1996 because the mercury per lamp requirement has fallen by nearly 60 percent since then. Average lamp mercury content is about 7 mg, which is much less than the 40 mg content of lamps in the 1980s. Mercury use per lamp may be reaching the low technological limit, but the use of mercury-containing lamps is increasing. The 7-ton U.S. lamp sector mercury flow is not large compared to other annual mercury flows in the United States--compare to 70 tons for U.S. coal burning. To find out more, attend the platform session, S-766: Mercury Flows through the Mercury-Containing Lamp Sector of the Economy of the United States on Monday, August 7, at 1:00 p.m. in Meeting Rooms K-Q. Presenter: Thomas Goonan (goonan@usgs.gov).

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Contact: Denver Makle
dmakle@usgs.gov
703-648-4732
United States Geological Survey
6-Aug-2006


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