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Subject: Re: [OM] OM-1
From: Dan Lau <dlau@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 09:13:16 -0700 (PDT)
On Tue, 21 Jul 1998 02:19, WKato@xxxxxxx wrote:
>In a message dated 98-07-21 01:17:45 EDT, you write:

><< t is a federal ban from the Environmental Protection Agency, due to
>disposal hazard from mercury.
>  >>

>I heard it's only illegal to manufacture them and dispose of them but not to
>use them. However, this does create a problem, though not illegal, with their

This thread is/was discussed in the usenet rec.photo.equipment.35mm
recently (may still be on-going).  It started with someone from
Canada advertising mercury batteries for sale (could be PX625, can't
remember any more), and then Colyn Goodson (a frequent poster to
the newsgroup) jumped in and said that twice he ordered mercury
batteries from Canada and twice, they were seized by US Customs
upon entry into the US.

For more discussions on this issue, please go read the thread in
the newsgroup -- or join the discussion there.

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