From: Brian Wazlaw <briwazlaw**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Biology Specimen Disposal
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 14:42:54 +0100
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Hope all is well. =46rom the 1940s, I would assume formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is hazardous and needs to be disposed off following your state's regs on disposal. You will have to use a licensed hauler. Make sure your school or district has an EPA ID number which is needed for disposal. I would contact your state dept of environmental services for help and guidance. In all cases your school has to be formaldehyde free.
Laboratory Safety Consultant
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We are cleaning out and remodeling our biology lab and have LOTS of preserved specimens, some from as far back as the 1940=E2=80™s. The biology folks want to discard these. My question=E2=80=A6is 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
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