Mercury Thermostat Collection Act

6:30 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Mercury Thermostat Law Signed

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act, requiring that thermostat manufacturers create a program for the collection, transportation, recycling, and disposal of out-of-service thermostats containing mercury.  Environmental advocates across the state are praising the new law, calling it a huge step in getting mercury out of the land, air and water.

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