Hokes Bluff Mercury Spill

Hokes Bluff, AL - Region IV

Site Contact:

Karen Buerki
OSC

buerki.karen@epa.gov

3173 Aaron Way
Hokes Bluff, AL 35903
response.epa.gov/hokesbluffmercury

Latitude: 34.0052200
Longitude: -85.9116200
NRC#: 904424

On May 2, 2009, approximately eight pounds of elemental mercury was released onto the concrete floor of a detached residential garage. According to the resident, the mercury was re-containerized in accordance with directions provided by poison control. Shoes were left outside.

The County EMA and ADEM responded to the incident. The responding ADEM SOSC requested EPA support. OSC Karen Buerki deployed with appropriate instrumentation and START support.


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