Pooler Elementary Mercury Spill

Pooler, GA - Region IV

Site Contact:

James Webster
OSC

franco.benjamin@epa.gov

308 Holly Ave
Pooler, GA 31405
response.epa.gov/poolerelementaryhgspill

Latitude: 32.1211200
Longitude: -81.2522880
NRC#: 873821

On June 10, 2008, A student brought in a jar of mercury and spilled an undetermined amount of it in a classroom at Pooler Elementary School, Chatham County, Georgia. Georgia Department of Environmental Protection, requested EPA's assistance in conducting air monitoring assessment with the use of a mercury vapor analyzer. Phone Duty Officer dispatched OSC Webster to conduct the assessment. OSC Webster determined from his assessment the mercury levels were above health based levels and warranted a removal action.

In case of health questions, the public can call 912-201-5015 to talk to a medical trained person.


For additional information, visit the Pollution Report (POLREPS) section.