From: Marlyn Newhouse <mnewhous**At_Symbol_Here**UU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] How big of a spill before you call for help?
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:23:30 +0000
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Kitty liter (clay type!)  then sweep into container large enough to accommodate, Label. Take to Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) Keep in separate container from other wastes until put  in lab pack by commercial disposal company.


 Marlyn Newhouse, D.A.
 Associate Professor of Chemistry
 1050 Union University Drive
 Jackson TN 38305


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED..CORNELL.EDU] on behalf of Phil McKittrick [phil_mckittrick**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:37 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] How big of a spill before you call for help?

Someone asked me how large of a spill they could clean up themselves without calling our internal emergency spill team.  I realize it depends a lot on what was spilled, but let's assume it is something nasty like methylene chloride or benzene.  Is there a good rule of thumb for how large of a spill (outside a hood) can be cleaned up safely?

Phil McKittrick

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