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Re: [vox] [OT] How/where to dispose of power supply
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Re: [vox] [OT] How/where to dispose of power supply

On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 11:34:44PM -0800, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Samuel Merritt wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 10:02:50PM -0800, Harry S wrote:
> > > On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 09:46:08PM -0800, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > I've got a busted PC power supply, and I don't really think that
> > > > dumping it in the local trash bin is a good/environmental idea.
> > > > 
> > > > Where can I rid myself of it, where it'll be disposed of properly,
> > > > or recycled?
> > > 
> > > I doubt that most people give it any thought when they dump their old
> > > computer and monitor in the trash bin. I expect lead from monitors, old
> > > computers and even old cell phones will be a big waste problem soon --
> > > maybe they already are.
> > 
> > Actually, lead in monitors is pretty much all in the glass in front.
> > Part of the government's nuclear waste storage plan involves mixing the
> > radioactive waste into molten glass in order to make it chemically
> > unavailable to the environment. With that in mind, I'd say that leaded
> > glass is not at all a problem.
> This ignores the fact that CRT's disposed of in landfills are almost
> certain to be crushed in the compaction phase, thereby increasing the
> surface-area-to-volume ratio drastically.
> See http://www.enveng.ufl.edu/homepp/townsend/Research/CRT/CRTDec99.pdf

I stand corrected. 

Samuel Merritt
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