Note the visible mercury bound to soil excavated from a small area of the former Georgia-Pacific Corp. mill site, where elemental mercury was used and recovered during the pulp production process. Excavations have turned up more mercury than expected; the tainted soil will be stabilized with cement and sulfur for packaging before shipment by truck to an approved landfill in Oregon.
Note the visible mercury bound to soil excavated from a small area of the former Georgia-Pacific Corp. mill site, where elemental mercury was used and recovered during the pulp production process. Excavations have turned up more mercury than expected; the tainted soil will be stabilized with cement and sulfur for packaging before shipment by truck to an approved landfill in Oregon. COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
Note the visible mercury bound to soil excavated from a small area of the former Georgia-Pacific Corp. mill site, where elemental mercury was used and recovered during the pulp production process. Excavations have turned up more mercury than expected; the tainted soil will be stabilized with cement and sulfur for packaging before shipment by truck to an approved landfill in Oregon. COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

More mercury found, boosting cost of Bellingham waterfront cleanup

April 19, 2013 5:00 AM