Where Lab Waste Goes | March 9, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 10 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 87 Issue 10 | pp. 29-30
Issue Date: March 9, 2009

Where Lab Waste Goes

Schools find that identification and communication are key to managing waste safely
Department: Science & Technology

GONE ARE THE DAYS when one could run even the smallest of reactions and dump the waste down the sink without a second thought. Increasing awareness of the safety and environmental hazards of dumping waste, along with national and state hazardous waste legislation, now means that laboratory waste must generally be packaged, labeled, and picked up by environmental health and safety (EH&S) specialists. But what happens after that is often a mystery to the very . . .

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