Re: Licensed neutralizing (DISPOSING OF DAB WASTE)

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From:"Bill Sinai (Anatomical Pathology)" <>
To:"J. A. Kiernan" <>,
Date:Thu, 11 Mar 1999 09:06:24 +0000 (+1000EST)
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Date:          Wed, 10 Mar 1999 13:14:44 -0500 (EST)
From:          "J. A. Kiernan" <>
Subject:       Re: Licensed neutralizing (DISPOSING OF DAB WASTE)
To:            Histonet <>

At 09:42 AM 3/10/99 -0700, you wrote:
>... Also, my safety director will not let us neutralize anything,
>including formalin.  He states that our facility is not licensed to
>neutralize.  All our waste is shipped out.....this can be quite

  Can this be true? Who issues the Licence to Neutralize,
  and does it entitle the holder to a number like 007?
  One is tempted to suspect that this dafety director also
  owns the local waste disposal company ....

                                         John Kiernan
                                         London, Canada.
Dear All,

In Australia we are encouraged to distil, neutralise or perform any 
other function that may render the material "harmless" rather than 
I am not sure what additional harm could be perceived by NEUTRALISING 
any waste.
Our disposal companies charge very expensive rates then our EPA charges 
again for separating liquid wastes.  We have to be registered with 
them to have the disposal company transport the different material 
and to send these materials to the EPA depot.


Bill Sinai
Department Manager
Tissue Pathology
ICPMR Westmead Hospital 
Phone 61+2+9845 7774  Fax 61+2+9687 2330

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