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Mercury Switch Plan Launched

Mercury Switch Plan is Launched
Automotive News 6:00am, August 14, 2006

Washington— On Friday, automakers, interest groups and the federal government launched a voluntary national program that will collect mercury switches from cars and trucks before they are recycled.

Automakers no longer put electrical switches that contain mercury in new vehicles, but an estimated 67 million are still in use. Retrieving the switches before vehicles are melted down will keep 75 tons of toxic mercury out of the environment, program participants said.

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