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Re: Lab disposal of Dioxin standards

Nobody will be recycling dioxins, which are a family of chemically
related compounds. They are the most toxic human-created substances.  I
belive Gary's question is one of waste disposal, which is difficult for
dioxins, due to their human and environmental toxicity.

If you're interested in dioxins pollution prevention, you might want to
check out the San Francisco Bay Area dioxins project
(http://dioxin.abag.gov), which includes a report reviewing a menu of
dioxins pollution prevention options available to local and regional
government agencies.

Kelly Moran
TDC Environmental

Rudy Moehrbach wrote:
> Gary,
> I suggest you search our Markets for Recycleable Materials database found on
> our web site (under my name). I searched there but could not put my finger
> on anything, perhapse because I have never understood just what a dioxin is.
> The word dioxin finds nothing so you need to be more specific. While most of
> the businesses on this list are on the East Coast, many have national
> representation. Even if you don't find a good listing, you will at least
> come accross many recycling businesses you can call to ask questions.
> Rudy Moehrbach
> Waste Reduction Resource Center
> 1639 Mail Service Center
> Raleigh NC 27699-1699
> Tel 1-800-476-8686
> Fax 919-715-1612
> Web Site http://wrrc.p2pays.org
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barnes, Gary [mailto:GaryB@BES.CI.PORTLAND.OR.US]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 11:11 AM
> To: 'p2tech@great-lakes.net'
> Subject: Lab disposal of Dioxin standards
> We have had an inquiry from an analytical lab concerning where they can
> dispose of Dioxin standards.
> Their normal lab-pack disposal service will not handle dioxin.
> Gary R. Barnes
> Environmental Technician II
> Industrial Source Control
> Bureau of Environmental Services
> City of Portland OR
> 6543 N Burlington Ave
> Portland OR 97203-5452
> phone (503) 823-7383
> Fax     (503) 823-5559
> garyb@bes.ci.portland.or.us