AUTOBLOG: GM using bankruptcy to shirk responsibility for clunker mercury switches? “The Mercury Policy Project issued a press release earlier this week saying that GM ‘has reneged on a commitment to safely discard those switches so they don’t pollute our air and water’ by not funding ELVS since bankruptcy. This means that ELVS doesn’t have enough money to dismantle and dispose of the hundreds of pounds of mercury in the clunkers, 54 percent of which are GM vehicles.” It hasn’t reneged — it’s just dumped that commitment on a company that doesn’t have the money to do anything.