Mercury spill at school larger than 1st reported; school still closed week later

The mercury spill was initially deemed “very small” and school district officials said it had been caused by a thermometer breaking inside a science lab. But Marvin Camras Elementary is still closed and it was actually a barometer that broke, spilling 5 tablespoons of the toxic metal.

Mercury spill at school larger than 1st reported; school still closed week later

CPS originally said a thermometer broke. But it was actually a barometer that spilled 5 tablespoons of the toxic metal, officials said Wednesday.


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