OT: Mercury (Was: BBS software for the PDP 11)

Christian Groessler chris at groessler.org
Mon May 22 09:21:30 CDT 2017

At least here in the EU, they banned mercury batteries, mostly used by 
old photo gear, and then supported light bulbs containing mercury.

How many people will need and by these batteries and how many people 
need and buy light bulbs?

Go figure...


On 05/22/17 15:20, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> OK, I retract my statement.  I researched it and apparently the government
> no longer cares.  I refused to use them when they first came out because
> they were considered environmental nightmares and, at least in PA, there
> were strict controls.  I still wouldn't use them, but then I don't have to as
> LED lights are avaialble.  I still have flourescent lights, but as they die I will
> be replacing them with LED as well.
> bill
> ________________________________________
> From: Alfred M. Szmidt [ams at gnu.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 8:12 AM
> To: Bill Gunshannon; General    Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Cc: jwsmail at jwsss.com; cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: BBS software for the PDP 11
>     And if you break one you  have to call HAZMAT.  You did realize that,
>     didn't you?  They contain mercury and any breakage requires professional
>     remediation by law!!
> Uhm... No you don't.  Stop the fearmongering please ...

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