Title: Management of hazardous materials generated by environmental analytical laboratories

Authors: M.S. lskander, J.T. Coons

Addresses: Hazardous Materials Laboratory, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency, 2151 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, California 94704, USA. ' Hazardous Materials Laboratory, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency, 2151 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, California 94704, USA

Abstract: All environmental analytical laboratories unavoidably generate some hazardous waste in the performance of their activities. A workable plan to manage this waste is essential to the safe, economical, and legal operation of such a laboratory. Government environmental laboratories have the added responsibility of serving as examples to the industrial community and public under their jurisdiction. Other laboratories engaged in this kind of work may find our Standard Operating Procedure for the management of laboratory generated hazardous waste a helpful resource for developing their own plan appropriate to their specific needs.

Keywords: California; environmental analysis; government laboratories; hazardous materials; toxic substances; waste disposal; waste management; USA; United States; hazardous waste.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1994.028362

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1994 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.311 - 321

Published online: 17 Sep 2009 *

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