Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:40:00 -0400
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Subject: Re: Picric acid

From: "Halim A. Hasan" 
Date: March 31, 2009 8:51:15 AM EDT (CA)
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Picric acid

Expensive too! We had the high haz team (basically the bomb squad -  

Kevlar and riot helmets with remote detonating devices) come in for  
some old peroxides and shock sensitives=85$3500. They remotely opened 10 
bottles, neutralized them, and gave them back to us to dispose of. The  

issue here is that you need to check with your waste disposal company  

on what they require as far as age of certain chemicals. Our disposal  

company will not take peroxide forming chemicals over 1 year old, but  

certain chemists with the company that transport are also on the high  

haz team and have said, =93it=92s okay. They do this because=85=94 and 
we know  
it=92s because of money.

Take care with how much you =93hydrate=94 the container. Remember that  

dilution is a form of treatment, and once you make the determination  
that the picric acid is waste, RCRA steps in.

Halim A. Hasan, CHMM
Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Radiation Safety Officer
Lundbeck Research USA
201.350.0119 Office
201.315.4842 Mobile

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