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A.W. 65.37Once you have cleaned up the visible droplets of spilled mercury, how do you handle the remaining residue? One option is to sprinkle zinc dust onto the spill site. Zinc dust reacts with elemental mercury to form a very safe amalgam that is easy to handle.
Hazard AlertZinc metal dust can be a dangerous fire risk; may form explosive mixture with air. If allowed to get damp in a confined bottle, heat will be generated and the mixture may even ignite; cases are known where bottles have exploded under pressure. Keep this product dry!