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
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.