Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 09:49:44 -0700
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From: "Smallbrock, Margaret A." <Margaret.Smallbrock**At_Symbol_Here**SDSMT.EDU>
Subject: Re: Decommissioning Fume Hoods/Traps
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I too would be interested in the answers to this. We will be decommissionin
g our hoods in about a year.

Margaret Smallbrock
Chemical and Instrumentation Specialist
Department of Chemistry
SD School of Mines
501 East St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-1236 - phone
605-394-1232 - fax

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rgaret Rakas
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Decommissioning Fume Hoods/Traps

Good morning,

We're doing some laboratory renovations and I am interested in hearing from
 others who have decommissioned labs for your renovators...

If you were requested to "evaluate laboratory fume hoods for the potential 
of hazardous materials through wipe sampling", and you knew no perchlorates
 were ever used, did you test for anything else?  (What materials actually 
CAN be analyzed this way?  These are fume hoods that need a wipe-down, but 
aren't showing signs of significant contamination)

If you were requested to 'biologically and chemically decontaminate traps" 
for chemistry labs, what did you/your outside contractors do?

I want tomake sure these areas are safe for the workers, and will contract 
out this work to a hazmat/hazwaste specialty vendor, but I want to know wha
t is reasonable to do...I have a fair idea of the history of most of the la
bs so if there is a 'flow chart' approach that would be very helpful.

Many thanks!

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
Smith College
Northampton, MA. 01063
p:  413-585-3877
f:   413-585-3786 

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