Eric Nold is the Emergency Response and Removal Coordinator for Region 5 of the Environmental Protection Agency. He is the go to when there is a elemental mercury spill in Kansas as he has been specially trained to deal with and clean up mercury spills.
The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water, and land — upon which life depends. The EPA’s mercury amalgam waste regulations (or lack there of) have been overtly influenced by the American Dental Association. At 24 tons, dental mercury is a significant contributor of mercury into our environment. In addition the EPA fails to address direct to air releases from dental offices and dental mercury emissions from crematories.