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RE: Hazardous Wastes in K-12 Schools

Joel -

You should check with Dave Waddell in King County, WA (206-263-3069 or
dave.waddell@metrokc.gov). They have conducted a very successful outreach,
evaluation, and collection program for haz waste at schools for the past
couple of years, and so he should have a lot of information on the typical
types and volumes of wastes, and have some recommendations for P2 and
improved management.

John Katz
Pollution Prevention Coordinator
US EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street, WST-7
San Francisco, CA  94105
415-744-1680 (fax)

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                    tate.or.us                  To:     JBlood@dtsc.ca.gov, p2tech@great-lakes.net   
                                                cc:     CClosson@dtsc.ca.gov, DHartley@dtsc.ca.gov,  
                    12/18/2000 04:32 PM         KWilhelm@dtsc.ca.gov, RLanphear@dtsc.ca.gov,         
                                                Subject:     RE: Hazardous Wastes in K-12 Schools    

The best study I have ever read about ALL hazardous wastes found in schools
is a study done for the Burlington, Massachusetts Public School System in
1992.  It can be found

          -----Original Message-----
          From:     Joel Blood [mailto:JBlood@dtsc.ca.gov]
          Sent:     Friday, December 15, 2000 1:58 PM
          To:  p2tech@great-lakes.net
          Cc:  Cheryl Closson; David Hartley; Kim Wilhelm; Robert
Lanphear; p2@ucsd.edu
          Subject:  Hazardous Wastes in K-12 Schools

          We are conducting a search for information that will
identify and quantify specific hazardous wastes that are found in typical
schools of grades K-12..

          Can anyone help us in identifying the types of waste and the
quantity generated at each grade level?

          Also, does anyone have examples of waste audits that may
have been conducted in the K-12 schools along with recommended P2

          This information will be used in a forthcoming effort to
reduce potential impacts to children from hazardous wastes stored at
individual school sites.

          At this piont in our study, we are also seeking preliminary
information, and will be most happy to accept whatever you can provide.



          Joel Blood

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