A mercury spill occurred at LaFayette High School in Lafayette, Walker County, Georgia around 10/20/2010 when a student removed mercury from the school’s science lab. The mercury was passed between 3-4 students and was carried between the school and the students’ home(s). EPA ERRB was notified of the incident on 11/12/2010 and mobilized OSC Matt Huyser to respond. Upon arrival, OSC Huyser screened 5 residential homes (only one exceeded residential limits). EPA mobilized ERRS to begin remediation of the single impacted residential home. ATSDR has been notified and will mobilize a responder to provide consultation, in coordination with Walker County Schools, to concerned parents.
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