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ABM Healthcare Support Services

Site Contact:
Chris Russell


Site Location:
1 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32254
NRC#: 1076534

On March 12, 2014, Contractors working for ABM Healthcare Support Services at the St. Vincent Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, spilled over twelve pounds of mercury in the power plant at the hospital. The spill occurred when the workers moved a storage cabinet, which contained free mercury stored in a tub-like implement, from one side of the plant to the other. A hospital employee noted free mercury spread throughout the plant and enacted their emergency response procedures. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection responded, and after conducting initial screening activities, which indicated extremely high levels of mercury contamination, notified OSC Russell and requested EPA assistance. OSC Russell responded the evening of March 12th.

For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.