BizarreMan: No dumbass tag for the woman calling a Hazmat team to clean it up?
Cyno01: Wasnt there a story a while back about some family having to move out of their home while it was decontaminated because somebody broke a fluorescent bulb
Cyno01: Wasnt there a story a while back about some family having to move out of their home while it was decontaminated because somebody broke a fluorescent bulb and everyone involved erred on the side of caution and nobody wanted to just say "Its just a little mercury, not really that big a deal, put a fan in the window for a while".
topcon: Mercury is NOT the super toxic substance the nanny-state world seems to think it is. Literally decades of children played with it in classrooms and otherwise, and they were just fine. I mean yeah, you don't want to eat the shiat and play with it all day long, but minor exposure to it is NOT going to affect you.
gja: Good God we are becoming such a society of collective pussies.
Ivo Shandor: Mercury spill kits are $15 on Amazon.
FriarReb98: I'd guess she called 911 to see if she had to do anything, and that led to the big red "EVERYBODY PANIC" button being pushed by the police. Just sucks that erring on the side of caution can cost this much.
Ctrl-Alt-Del: This wasn't "erring on the side of caution," this was "completely disregarding the Mass. DEP guidelines" for cleaning up Mercury spills. Spills of less than one pound (~2 tablespoons) of mercury do not require a hazmat team, they can be cleaned up by the homeowner with gloves and an eyedropper, basically.
Literally Addicted: I didn't think those thermometers were even sold anymore.
FriarReb98: I know the article says they're trying to put a loophole in for accidental incidents like this, but I'm guessing that'll be a hard law to push through here in Ma$$a¢hu$€tts.
ex-nuke: Public School Education (Indoctrination). Libtards and Tree Huggers using the poorly educated to advance an agenda by misleading them with out of context bits and pieces of misinformation. It will be impossible for your educated stupid brain to know that 4 different corner harmonic 24 hour Days rotate simultaneously within a single 4 quadrant rotation of a squared equator and cubed Earth. The Solar system, the Universe, the Earth and all humans are composed of + 0 - antipodes, and equal to nothing if added as a ONE or Entity.
rumpelstiltskin: FriarReb98: I know the article says they're trying to put a loophole in for accidental incidents like this, but I'm guessing that'll be a hard law to push through here in Ma$$a¢hu$€tts.Why should there be a loophole for accidents? "Waah Waah, I didn't mean to do it. I shouldn't have to pay for it. Rumpelstilstkin down the road should pay for it."OK, that's a bit harsh. I know why I get to pay for it. Because I can. But because I'm going to pay for it, I should get something out of it, and as much as helping out some oaf warms my heart that just doesn't seem enough. When I was a kid, my parents taught me not to have accidents by making me work in my mother's garden like I was some kind of Mexican until my debt was paid off. We should do something like that here. Make the clumsy kid who broke the thermometer wash all the trucks at the hasmat lot for a couple of years. And I can come by on Saturdays to watch and laugh and throw peanuts at her. That way we all get something out of it.
captainktainer: The Flynn effect shows that IQs have been increasing steadily. Part of that is because we eliminated lead from gasoline and most paint. Another part is that women are not getting routine mercury poisoning while pregnant
FriarReb98: BizarreMan: No dumbass tag for the woman calling a Hazmat team to clean it up?I'd guess she called 911 to see if she had to do anything, and that led to the big red "EVERYBODY PANIC" button being pushed by the police. Just sucks that erring on the side of caution can cost this much. I know the article says they're trying to put a loophole in for accidental incidents like this, but I'm guessing that'll be a hard law to push through here in Ma$$a¢hu$€tts.
Mock26: Scenario: Woman drops thermometer, it breaks, some mercury is spilled. She calls 911 and says, "I just broke a mercury thermometer, do I have to worry about it? Or can I just clean it up."As the law is now where this woman lived the dispatcher is required to dispatch the hazmat team. The exception that they are looking for is not to exempt people from having to pay but to allow for the dispatcher to not automatically send out the hazmat team. She can instead direct the woman to go and get a mercury spill kit or some other course of action that does not require emergency vehicles.
Frizbone: I just practice "DADT"...Don't ask, don't tell.one time I found boxes of something marked "Johns Manville" with 1950-style images on it...asbestos?? probably...just hid the boxes in bags and chucked it. Do it as long as no one knows. That shiat is very long gone now.Same thing with that can of mercury switches from some old 1950s-era washing machine lids. Break CFLs and drop long fluorescent bulbs down on the garage floor?? Did that...swept them up and chucked them.Of course I removed the converters from at least 300+ 1975 to 1980s cars, enlarged the fuel filler pipes and converted them to run on leaded gas in my time.
mark12A: ChrisD: Thanks, Obamacare!Well, yeah, in that the government idiocy demonstrated in this story will now be further extended into your healthcare.../Ingrown toenail? Government cost/benefit analysis has determined it is more cost effective to remove the toe....
blatz514: gja: Good God we are becoming such a society of collective pussies.Hey, she's a single mom of 4! Weep for the unfortunate./is it too early for a cocktail?
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