From: George C. Walton <g.c.walton**At_Symbol_Here**REACTIVES.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Biology Specimen Disposal
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 18:03:10 -0400
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I think they are all going to be regulated in some way – if not formaldehyde or formalin solution, then mercury salts for dry mounts or taxidermy specimens.


George C. Walton, CHMM

Reactives Management Corporation

1025 Executive Blvd., Suite 101

Chesapeake, VA  23320

(757) 436-1033


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Laura Damon
Sent: Monday, June 2, 2014 5:01 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Biology Specimen Disposal


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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