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RE: Hazardous Wastes in K-12 Schools


Another person you may wish to contact is Cliff Schrader at: 
clschrader@tusco.net. He was instrumental in developing and implementing a 
Hazardous Waste Removal Program for Ohio Schools K-12. The State 
Legislature allocated funds for the physical removal of these hazardous 
wastes from schools who wished to participate so the individual schools 
were not charged. A total of 1,301,578 pounds of hazardous wastes were 
removed from 824 schools. As a part of this program, 945 teachers from 
around the state participated in Safety Seminars that were presented by Dr. 
Schrader and others. The seminars provided chemical safety awareness to 
these school representatives. It was an extremely successful project and 
one that could be emulated throughout the country.


At 12:26 PM 12/19/00 -0800, Katz.John@epamail.epa.gov wrote:
>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)
>----- Forwarded by John Katz/R9/USEPA/US on 12/19/2000 12:16 PM -----
>                     MINTON.Barbara@deq.s 
>                     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,
>                                                 p2@ucsd.edu 
>                                                 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.
>           Sincerely,
>           jblood@dtsc.ca.gov
>           Joel Blood
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