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Hazardous Waste Minimization (SP0025)

Status: COMPLETED June 2010 - August 2010

 In an effort to properly characterize hazardous material and reduce the amount of hazardous waste sent for incineration (thus minimizing costs related to disposal), a student was hired to be in charge of three different projects:

  1. Converting solvent based Liquid Scintillation Cocktail (LSC) users to Eco-friendly cocktail.  
  2. Minimizing biomedical waste by autoclaving and diverting non hazardous waste from the bio box to the proper waste stream. 
  3. Minimize chemical waste produced by repetitive procedures.  

For further information conerning this project, or to get in touch with its members, please contact the krista [dot] houser [at] mcgill [dot] ca (SPF Administration Team).