New homeowners find mercury spill

June 18, 2013

Authorities are trying to determine how a large amount of highly toxic mercury ended up at a home in Elwood. Police say new homeowners were moving boxes into the home Monday evening when they noticed spills on the carpet that officials identified as mercury. About 8 ounces of mercury were found on the floor and up to 20 ounces were found in a bucket. The home was sealed off to let crews clean up the substance.