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Hazmat Crews Called In To Tidy Upper Nyack Mercury Spill

Mercury, commonly known as quicksilver, is a highly toxic metallic element that is used in barometers and other scientific instruments.
Mercury, commonly known as quicksilver, is a highly toxic metallic element that is used in barometers and other scientific instruments. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

UPPER NYACK, N.Y. -- Hazmat crews had to be called in after a mercury spill at a home in Upper Nyack, according to a report by News12.

A large barometer – a scientific instrument used to forecast the weather – broke while it was being moved and let loose with several ounces of the highly toxic metallic element, the News12 story said.

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