Burned-out bulbs are a hazard

Published: Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 1:06 a.m.
In a New York Times article (Sun Business Day, Jan. 4) subtitled "Retailer makes strong pitch for energy efficient bulbs," many words are given about the advantage of compact fluorescent bulbs. Only a few of those words are dedicated to the pollution hazards of the mercury used in the bulbs.
As an environmental hazard created by disposing of burned-out bulbs, the concerned Alachua County resident is expected to deliver hazardous waste to the Leveda Brown Environment Park and Transfer Station about two miles north of the airport on Waldo Road. It would seem to me that businesses selling these bulbs, even our very busy City Commission, could devise an easier collection method to protect the environment from yet another hazard.

Russell Henderson,


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