EPA still on scene of mercury poisoning

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

COLBERT, Okla. - In an update to the mercury poisoning story we first told you about last Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency officials were back on scene Monday.

They let the house ventilate over the weekend, but say the level of mercury contamination is still extremely high.

Eric Delgado is the EPA scientist in charge of the sanitation and clean-up process. He says this week they will be taking out any hazardous material from the house.

Delgado says they also plan on having a mercury collection soon, to help people dispose of the dangerous element properly.


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  • by Someone Location: Who Knows him on Dec 1, 2009 at 03:47 PM
    Eric Delgado doesn't give one **** about the people of Oklahoma even though his wife is from there. All he cares about is making it into the news and getting rich off his position. If you're in need or you didn't graduate from college, you're trash to him.
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Mar 26, 2008 at 05:45 AM
    LOL @ Neil - that's funny bye-god, I don't care who you are!
  • by amazed Location: colbert on Mar 25, 2008 at 02:59 PM
    what happened with the couple? haven't heard anything else about them. with levels that high, are the people in the area really safe?
  • by Neil Bloyd on Mar 25, 2008 at 01:57 PM
    WTF? I remeber playing with Mercury as a kid. I use to store it in a lead can wrapped with assbestos.
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Mar 25, 2008 at 05:20 AM
    Is the Colbert mayor & city council responible for this? They get blamed for everything else that goes wrong in Colbert.
  • by skeptic Location: purtle on Mar 25, 2008 at 04:59 AM
    Typical EPA overkill. Let's just hope they don't find the place has lead paint, they'll declare Colbert a Superfund site.
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