Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 15:53:30 -0500
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From: McGrath Edward J <Edward.McGrath**At_Symbol_Here**redclay.k1>
Date: March 9, 2010 3:32:39 PM EST



What an excellent idea and question!  I=92m not sure if this is in line with what you=92re asking, but I might include some questions about storage and disposal of the chemicals.  In particular, what environmental hazards exist?


Unfortunately, some high school chemistry teachers fall into the trap of ordering exotic chemicals, accepting donations of chemicals from industry (translation=97the industry is relieved of the cost of disposing of these chemicals, and instead, a school has to pay the fee), or the teacher orders more than is necessary (funds are so scarce in schools, when a little money shows up, we HAVE to spend it!)  The result is, the chemical stays on the shelf for years, the teacher who ordered it has left the school, and none of the remaining staff has any idea what the chemical is for.


I=92d be very interested in seeing the form.  My email address is Edward.mcgrath**At_Symbol_Here**redclay.k1




Edward J. McGrath
Science Supervisor
Red Clay Consolidated School District


office:  (302) 552-3768

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