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Management of hazardous materials generated by environmental analytical laboratories
All environmental analytical laboratories unavoidably generate some hazardous waste in the performance of their activities. A workable plan to manage this waste is essential to the safe, economical, and legal operation of such a laboratory. Government environmental laboratories have the added responsibility of serving as examples to the industrial community and public under their jurisdiction. Other laboratories engaged in this kind of work may find our Standard Operating Procedure for the management of laboratory generated hazardous waste a helpful resource for developing their own plan appropriate to their specific needs.