From: Edward Movitz <movitz**At_Symbol_Here**OLEMISS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Marble Chip Tanks Under Sinks
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 15:59:42 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: CY1PR18MB034672983E17F82BD393214BD1700**At_Symbol_Here**

We just had a pipe break on the exit side of a chip tank last week. This was a building size tank of about 500 gallons.

Yesterday, we had the pit area drained, as well as the tank. In this case, the tank had the normal limestone, plus a health amount of charcoal. 

We just called in our waste contractor who sent a vac truck. Took about three hours from start to finish. 1 truck, three contractors, 3 on-staff plumbers. Cost under $3,000, but this was not a "scheduled" remediation.

If this was not an urgent matter, we would have used just our maintenance personnel and plumbers to replace the rocks and clean the tank. 



Edward M. Movitz
Research & Environmental Compliance Officer / FSO
The University of Mississippi 
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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> on behalf of James Kaufman <jim**At_Symbol_Here**LABSAFETY.ORG>
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 9:26 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Marble Chip Tanks Under Sinks

Who cleans out your tanks, replaces the chips, and disposes of the old one?  ... Jim

James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.

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