Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:52:50 -0400
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From: Steve Bonnell <Steve.Bonnell**At_Symbol_Here**TEVAPHARM.COM>
Subject: Re: Pyridine
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Your disposal will undoubtedly be in the form of a LabPack, as Dr. Niemi mentions. You can put your waste in a suitable container for accumulation that may, or may not, be DOT approved. Your LabPack service provider will ultimately put that container in a DOT approved container. Give them a call and ask what the most cost-effective container size would be. For instance, they will overpack your glass jug but they might say that they want to put a 2-L jug in a 15-gal overpack while two 1-L bottles might go in a 10-gal. They can also give you some tips on allowable retention times, storage conditions, required training (RCRA, HazCom, DOT, etc.) They can even characterize the material for you and it might turn out that you are overclassifying it. Your LabPack service provider is a valuable resource and they are typically very happy to 'talk trash'.

The container you select for storage and accumulation needs to be chemically compatible with the waste--I'm just tossing out glass as an example…that, of course, won't work if you have, say, HF acid in it, too. For pyridine waste, the container should not allow that fine aroma to escape because it can alarm people who recognize that smell as a natural gas leak.


J. Steven Bonnell
Sr. Spec., EH&S
Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Allen Niemi
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 11:52
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Pyridine


It is not clear to me whether you want information on a suitable container for shipping within a labpack or as a separate package. If the latter, simply look up the proper shipping name (pyridine) in 49 CFR and use one of the UN-listed packages permitted (49CFR 173.202 in my obsolete copy). Then go to a supplier of DOT-rated shipping containers and purchase the size and type you prefer (for 2 L it will probably be a combination package consisting of an inner HDPE bottle and outer fiber box).
Allen Niemi, PhD
Occupational Safety and Health Services
Rm 322 Lakeshore Center
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, Michigan 49931
Office: 906-487-2118
Fax: 906-487-3048

----- Original Message -----
From: "David H. Butler" 
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 9:06:52 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Pyridine

Good Morning,

Can you recommend a container for storing Pyridine Waste that will be appropriate for shipping for offsite disposition?

I’m looking for something in the 2L range—analysis requires very small amounts and disposition would probably be annually.

Thanks for your help.

David H. Butler
Lab Compliance MGR., MBA, CSSBB, CMQ/OE, CHO
9/80 Group A

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