From: Wayne Wood <wayne.wood**At_Symbol_Here**MCGILL.CA>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Disposal Beryllium Tubes
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:45:56 +0000
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Before disposing of old x-ray machines be sure to verify the capacitors and transformers are free of PCB’s.




Wayne Wood | Director, Environmental Health and Safety –Directeur, Santé, securité et environnement|McGill University | 3610 rue McTavish Street, 4th floor | Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1Y2 | Tel: (514) 398-2391






From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**]On Behalf Of ranajit.k.talukdar**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Disposal Beryllium Tubes


Hello All

If beryllium is in the powder form it is classified as hazardous waste and it should be disposed as hazardous waste. Since it is in a tube it should be disposed as hazardous waste as one disposes hazardous chemicals etc. 

all the best

Ranajit Talukdar 

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory

Chemical Sciences Division

Boulder CO 80305

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On Nov 16, 2015, at 12:55 PM, Sandhya Muralidharan <sandhya.muralidharan**At_Symbol_Here**STONYBROOK.EDU> wrote:

Dear All, 


We are looking to dispose some old X-ray equipment at our institution.Are you aware of regulations governing beryllium disposal? 







Sandhya Muralidharan, PhD

Department of Chemistry

Stony Brook University 

New York


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