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    Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
    So, silver comes from the ground but can't go back in... ?
    Up in my attic I have a small hand sample-sized rock containing native mecury. It looks very similar to these photos. It's a vestigal remnant of my time decades ago as a field geologist. We all collected interesting rocks and minerals. I believe mercury is the only mineral that occurs in Nature as a liquid.

    Is my attic now a Superfund site?

    If I tossed it into my backyard, will I go to jail?



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    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Existing Light View Post
    You mean, not everyone does that? Seriously, though, I just dump mine in my neighbors garden

    Hmmmm. I wonder what would happen if fixer was dumped in a swimming pool...

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    hypo is already used in the swimming pool industry as a 'shock" to lower ph.
    i'm not sure how healthy it is to swim in low concentrations of silver
    ( and whatever else ends up in fixer .. bromides, sulfides and iodides ? )

    who knows maybe that's how they do it ?

    http://www.google.com/search?q=blue+...w=1430&bih=761

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    At the local land fill they have a "Hazo house" where you bring paint thinners, old pesticides, etc. to dispose of them. You just have to tell them what it is and they put it into the proper category for handling. They never bat an eye when I bring in gallon jugs of exhausted fixer.

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    I am collecting the used fixer in a 5l plastic bottle (from deionized water) properly labeled and then dispose it at local waste-management company. I need to do this about once a year so it is no big deal and mostly it even does not cost anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTF III View Post
    Suggested reading: "The Cat In the Hat Comes Back".
    exactly !

    and in case the book is not readily available

    im empty, good luck

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    Strain it in some coffee filter and into some spray bottles. It makes a pretty decent weed killer. Seriously.

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    Into the basin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootar401 View Post
    Strain it in some coffee filter and into some spray bottles. It makes a pretty decent weed killer. Seriously.
    weed killer ?
    ammonium thosulfate is sold as a ferilizer
    im empty, good luck

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    I checked with Walgreen and the locations that still have wet machine. No go on dropping off Fixer.

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