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Update – Mad Hatter

A local middle and high school had to be evacuated yesterday.  Nearly 2,000 students, faculty and officials were forced out of the school and sent to the local football field and they were later sent home.  Two students and three custodians had to be decontaminated and hazardous materials responders had to be brought in.

If you read the original post you probably guessed that mercury was somehow involved and it obviously was leaked.  I seems that a student broke…drum roll please…a thermometer.  I bet you thought that the student broke a CFL bulb.

Mad Hatter

First it was lead in paints that was banned.  Owners of older homes that had been decorated with lead-based paint often had a hard time selling their homes unless the paint was removed.  Removal could be costly because many methods to remove the paint caused it to become airborne.  Materials coated with the paint often could not be discarded at landfills because the amount of lead made the waste hazardous.