Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 09:25:39 -0700
Reply-To: Marjorie Samples <drsamples**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
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From: Marjorie Samples <drsamples**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Location of Haz Waste Storage

Are there rules or guidelines for situating an outdoor central 
accumulation site for hazardous waste? Our Chem dept. has an outdoor 
storage shed, but it vents approximately 6 feet from the main air intake 
system for an adjacent lab/classroom building. Originally we were told 
we couldn't use this shed for hazardous waste due to this ventilation 
issue, but now we have been told that it is safe to use. But as we have 
no true EH&S department (we have one person in Risk Management and they 
have no authority) and no air monitoring program, we are extremely 
dubious. Is this safe and what kind of tests should have been performed 
(or should be performed) to verify that it is safe to use?  We don't use 
drums for waste, we use glass bottles.


Folsom Lake College

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