I see from your email address that there is a good chance that your chemical waste is in Iraq. The last time I was in Baghdad (2004) there were not many option for locating a hazardous waste service provider. Since things are starting to moderate you may have some services coming back on line. To reduce your risk until you are able to locate one of these, you should probably look through your inventory of waste and segregate what you are able to. Get your heavy metals together, your organic solvents, etc. Look out for immediate hazards such as picric acid and old ethers, tetrahydrofuran and the like. Those are your extreme risks and they should be treated as unexploded bombs. If you are not a chemist, you are not the person to be doing this. You have the potential for some very dangerous reactions as you start moving bottles around. You may want to notify the local police…they may be able to provide resources.
I’d like to help but, the last time I was over there, people shot at me.
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Dea r all
I wander if any one of you can help me in solving two problems that i face
the first one is what is the ideal properity of the containers that we can keep waste chemicals inside till we find some one who can treat them before we can get ride of them.
the second problem is that we have a lot of outdated chemicals in our stores including ether ,they have been kept in the stores for more than 25 years so what are your suggestions for such problems
tha nk you all.
Hat hama R Hasan
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