Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:33:26 -0500
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Subject: 4 Re: [DCHAS-L] College's workers apparently transporting
chemicals without bei...

	From: 	  mgehs**At_Symbol_Here**
	Date: 	February 27, 2007 2:28:28 PM EST (CA)

aren't we being a little ridiculous here, Picric acid
though a concern, rarely explodes (if it sits for a
very long period), and the incident you speak of in
1917 involves hundreds of gallons of Picric acid.


	From: 	  RudyGerlach**At_Symbol_Here**
	Date: 	February 27, 2007 2:44:19 PM EST (CA)

What group has the authority to ban the use of picric acid nationwide?



	From: 	  mgehs**At_Symbol_Here**
	Date: 	February 27, 2007 2:45:03 PM EST (CA)

oh brother (are you sure the maintenance worker is not
milking this?), lets NOT build a fear of science and
chemicals and alienated everybody outside of the
health and safety field.

	From: 	  heinma**At_Symbol_Here**
	Date: 	February 27, 2007 4:44:41 PM EST (CA)

So I'm wondering. . . Is anyone interested in contacting Ms. Woodall  
and pointing out the rampant misinformation and shock-mongering?   
While the RCRA violations are certainly deplorable, so is the  
attitude that all chemicals are bad, and that all forms of picric  
acid are a smoldering crater just waiting to happen.  Of course, even  
if the point were made, I don't suppose we'd be seeing a public  
retraction. [sigh]
Matt Heinrich
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Radiation Safety Officer
Walla Walla College
Ph. 509-527-2148
Fax  509-527-2249

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