Mercury Remediation

Spilled Mercury

Spilled Mercury

Legacy Mercury:
Old mercury spills can be an occupational concern, environmental problem and a risk of regulatory fines when a building is decommissioned.  Mercury in construction debris is frequently disposed of in landfills that are not permitted to handle it.  3DEL stresses the differences between avoidance of occupational exposures and environmental release of hazardous materials.  We believe a person should not be unknowingly exposed to dangerous substances in a workplace or other building. Negative environmental impacts in aquatic ecosystems that is the major concern when dealing with mercury. We monitor both types of contamination for human and environmental safety. We can help you identify the magnitude of your spill problem, the cost of clean up and avoid occupational and environmental liabilities.

Common Laboratory Hazards Include:
Mercury, asbestos, lead paint, PCBs, highly reactive and explosive hazards in plumbing and fume hood exhaust, toxic by-products from sanitary bio-sludge, and mold and other biohazards.

Mercury in Drain Pipe

Mercury in Drain Pipe

Decontamination:
3DEL’s expertise in mercury decontamination procedures are unparalleled in the industry.  3DEL possesses the most sensitive mercury vapor detector in the industry, which is used for routine detection, air quality monitoring, and expedient on-site waste characterization.  3DEL can plan decommissioning strategies, monitor decontamination activities, remediate sites, and provide clients with measurable post-decontamination confidence limits.

Ohio Lumex Mercury Analyzer

Ohio Lumex Mercury Analyzer

Demolition:
Often demolition must occur to fully access legacy mercury spills.  3DEL’s indoor air quality monitoring ensures effective decommissioning practices while reducing the potential for hazardous material exposure to both contractors and building occupants.