Shirway Court Mercury Spill

Lexington, SC - Region IV

Site Contact:

Jose Negron
On Scene Coordinator

159 Shirway Court
Lexington, SC 29071

Latitude: 33.9580150
Longitude: -81.1985970
NRC#: 946266

On 7/1/2010, SCDHEC investigated a home in Lexington, SC where it was reported that mercury had been spilled one year prior. The source of the spill may have been an outdated blood pressure monitor. Pooled mercury was found under a carpet in the sagging depression of the floor. Air monitoring found mercury levels above 50 ug/m3 at the front door, above 220 ug/m3 within the living area, and above 25 ug/m3 in the crawl space beneath the home. One of the residents living in the home is several months pregnant. EPA TEL dispatched R1 OSC Negrón to respond to the spill.

For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.



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