Sitka St Mercury Spill

Tampa, FL - Region IV

Site Contact:

Subash Patel
On Scene Coordinator

1712 E Sitka St
Tampa, FL 33601

Latitude: 28.0214650
Longitude: -82.4397780
NRC#: 960616

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) reported a private residence was found with high levels of mercury due to unknown causes. A child was taken to the hospital and was found to elevated levels of mercury. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) screened the residence with a Lumex mercury vapor analyzer on 11/23/10. EPA Phone Duty spoke with FDEP personnel on-site concerning mercury readings and remediation efforts. Mercury concentrations within the house ranged from over 50,000 ng/m3 within the affected child's bedroom to 2,000-15,000 ng/m3 throughout the remainder of the house. Based on the levels of mercury vapors within the house the EPA mobilized resources to Site for remediation activities.

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