ShareThis Page
Marshall postal facility to reopen | TribLIVE.com
Allegheny

Marshall postal facility to reopen

Paul Guggenheimer
979420_web1_ptr-postalspill-032719
Entrance to the U.S. Postal Service Pittsburgh Network Distribution Center in Marshall Township.

Nearly two weeks after a mercury spill, the U.S. Postal Service’s Pittsburgh Network Distribution Center will resume daily operations Friday.

The Marshall facility has been closed since March 24, after receiving an “improperly mailed package containing mercury,” said a postal service press release.

According to the state Department of Environmental Protection, a small amount of mercury spilled over a conveyor belt. The Postal Service diverted mail to other mail processing facilities in the surrounding area.

Postal management worked with professional environmental contractors and the DEP to properly clean up and dispose of the mercury.

“We apologize to customers who may have experienced temporary service issues and assure them that we continue to make progress every day toward restoring normal operations,” postal officials said in a statement.

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or pguggenheimer@tribweb.com.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.