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Wildfire ash could trap mercury

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In the summers of 2017 and 2018, heat waves and drought conditions spawned hundreds of wildfires in the western U.S. And in November, two more devastating wildfires broke out in California, scorching thousands of acres of forest, destroying homes and even claiming lives.

Now, researchers studying ash from recent California wildfires report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology that burned material in forests might help sequester mercury that otherwise would be released into the environment.

https://phys.org/news/2018-12-wildfire-ash-mercury.html

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Piney

All the burning poly-vinyl, silver nitrate, carbon fiber and other compounds from the burning McMansions kinda negates that. They released far worse in the area. :unsure:

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aztek

could??? i guarantee it does, vast majority of thermostats that no doubt every house had, use mercury switch, there is a blob of mercury there, size of as small cherry pit.

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