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For Immediate Release
Mercury Thermometer Exchange at U.T.
Thermometer ExchangeSeptember 10, 2008 - Exchange your used mercury thermometers with battery-operated digital thermometers on September 11th at the University of Tennessee, University Centerís Carolyn Brown Lounge (Outside of the computer store)from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Sponsored by: Knox County Health Department, TN Department of Environment and Conservation, City of Knoxville Public Service Division, Solid Waste Section, and UT Make Orange Green

This event will offer an opportunity for UT staff, students and Knoxville citizens to replace used mercury thermometers with battery-operated digital thermometers, provided by the sponsoring organizations. The digital thermometers will be available to the public at no cost, in exchange for used mercury thermometers. Residents may bring in as many used thermometers to exchange as they wish from family, friends or neighbors while supplies last. The exchange will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM, or until the supply thermometers is exhausted

Please do not bring outdoor thermometers with red liquid. They do not contain mercury, which is silver-colored. Thermometers with red liquid (colored alcohol) can be placed in your household trash.
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