From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:24:09 -0400
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I've got a photo from an above the counter wooden storage cabinet in which the potassium cyanide was stored above the coffee and coffee filters.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)

From: Harry Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L]
Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)
Date: July 27, 2015 at
10:28:22 AM EDT

I did an audit on a rural high school a number of years ago
and found 500 grams of sodium cyanide stored below the acid cabinet. 

happens because someone, sometime in the distant past got a deal on it.  Cyanide
solutions are (or were) frequently used in qual schemes.  I used cyanide
solutions in Gen Chem as a freshman (0.2 M NaCN).   It was a highly-controlled,
highly-supervised activity in a 6 or 7 week qual section in the Gen Chem
laboratory.  I recall the good Professor Herbener stating "The only one doling
out the cyanide is me, and I damn well better smell ammonia in that test tube
before I give it to you!"

No school like the old school-.


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