From: Laura Damon <ldamon**At_Symbol_Here**FVCC.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Biology Specimen Disposal
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 15:01:25 -0600
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Hi All,


We are cleaning out and remodeling our biology lab and have LOTS of preserved specimens, some from as far back as the  1940’s.  The biology folks want to discard these.  My question…is there any way to dispose of them other than through a hazardous waste facility?  I assume most are stored in formaldehyde solution.


Thanks in advance for your wisdom and replies.


Laura L Damon

Coordinator of Instructional Safety and Chemical Hygiene

Flathead Valley Community College

Kalispell, MT


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