See attached memo from the California State EPA re: Notice of Intent to Deny
Hazardous Waste Environmental Technology.
UCLA / VA Medical Center
On 9/28/07, Rathborne, Toni wrote:
> Please explain. We use Formalex too.
> Toni Rathborne
> Pathology Supervisor
> Somerset Medical Center
> 110 Rehill Ave.
> Somerville,NJ 08876
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> [mailto:email@example.com ]On Behalf Of Bob
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 1:30 PM
> To: Schaundra Walton
> Cc: Histonet
> Subject: Re: [Histonet] Neutralization of Formalin
> We used to do that, but are not allowed to do it anymore. Apparently, the
> Formulex produces some
> stuff that is nastier than the original formalin, We send to a waste
> disposal company.
> UCLA / VA Medical Center
> Sepulveda, CA
> On 9/28/07, Schaundra Walton < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi everyone!
> > Our lab neutralizes our 10% formalin before dumping it down the
> > drain. We use Formalex (American Master Tech) to neutralize and then
> > sodium hydroxide to balance the pH. We had been using residual
> > test strips to test the ppm (Market Lab) before dumping, but they have
> > discontinued. We have tried to replace them with EM formaldehyde test
> > strips (Fisher Scientific), but we are having trouble getting them to
> > work. Anyone else neutralizing their formalin? What are you using and
> > you testing it before dumping it?
> > Schaundra Walton BS HTL(ASCP)
> > Swedish American Hospital
> > 1401 E. State St.
> > Rockford, IL 61104
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