Are you willing to pay $2000 (or more) to clean up a broken CFL light
Subject: Mercury Alert
WASHINGTON - Brandy Bridges heard the claims of government officials,
environmentalists and retailers like Wal-Mart all pushing the idea of
replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving and money-saving
compact fluorescent lamps.
So, last month, the Prospect, Maine, resident went out and bought two
dozen CFLs and began installing them in her home. One broke. A month
later, her daughter's bedroom remains sealed off with plastic like the
site of a hazardous materials accident, while Bridges works on a way
to pay off a $2,000 estimate by a company specializing in
environmentally sound cleanups of the mercury inside the bulb.
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