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
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Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Disposal Beryllium Tubes
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
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:
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
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