Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 16:45:48 -0400
Reply-To: "Dr. Jay A. Young" <chemsafety**At_Symbol_Here**VERIZON.NET>
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From: "Dr. Jay A. Young" <chemsafety**At_Symbol_Here**VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: Location of Haz Waste Storage
Comments: To: Marjorie Samples


Without knowing more details, the best answer seems to be:

The validity of the statement that it is OK to use the shed for hazardous 
waste storage depends upon the competence of the person who made that 

Judging from the FACT that you have some doubts, I would guess that it is 
unwise to use the shed for such a purpose.

Jay Young
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marjorie Samples" 
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:25 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] 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.
> Sincerely,
> Marjorie
> Folsom Lake College

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