From: Kim Gates <kim.gates**At_Symbol_Here**STONYBROOK.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Nano materials spills?
Date: April 11, 2013 11:57:40 AM EDT
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Our hazardous waste manager has said that unless the "parent" material meets the hazardous waste definitions, the material is not hazardous due only to it being a nanomaterial.

Kim Gates
Laboratory Safety Specialist
Environmental Health & Safety
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6200
FAX: 631-632-9683
EH&S Web site:

Please note my name and email have changed.

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM, Ralph B. Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
A question that someone in DCHAS-L land may have addressed that has come up here is:
Are there any special precautions people take in responding to spills in nano laboratories? Or in terms of disposing of the debris associated in such clean ups?

Thanks for any thoughts on this issue.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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