April 2008

One millionth mercury auto switch collected

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen L. Johnson congratulated participants in the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NVMSRP) for their collaborative work in collecting the one millionth mercury auto switch at Pull-A-Part in Conley, Georgia.

Pull-A-Part-Conley recently joined the EPA National Environmental Performance Track Program and is also a member of the EPA National Partnership for Environmental Priorities.

This milestone highlights the NVMSRP partnership’s progress toward reducing the amount of toxic mercury released from scrap vehicles before they are recycled.

The goal of the NVMSRP is to capture 80 to 90 percent of available vehicle mercury switches by 2017, when most pre-2003 vehicles are expected to be off the road and the program is scheduled to end.