Anita Sands Hernandez
January 29, 2011
How the BIG LIE is being used to target human health and well being. Given the fantastic scale of florescent mercury bulbs needing to be disposed of, we are going to see –are seeing — serious mercury contamination in garbage and landfill sites. Yes, they shouldn’t be disposed of like this, but that is what vast numbers of people will do rather than take them to hazardous waste centres.
The Control System knows that. Already an estimated 80 million used fluorescent tubes are sent to landfill sites in the UK every year, according to the waste education organisation, WasteAware. This equates to four tonnes of lethal mercury and the figure for throughout Europe and North America must be mind-blowing.
This puts collectors of refuse at risk from any broken bulbs disposed of in household waste, and also other neighbours in communal situations, and those dumped in landfills on the scale that is coming have the clear potential to pollute ground water supplies, rivers and fish with cumulative and deadly mercury contamination.