Closed-Top Funnels are Compliant and Safe
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Chemical Safety, Operations, Waste Management, Material Handling/Storage

Open-air evaporation is not an acceptable means of disposal for hazardous/mixed or radioactive waste. Closed-top funnels significantly lessen volume reduction through evaporation and thereby minimize airborne flammable/combustible or toxic vapors, which could be ignited or inhaled. Vapor-tight closed-top funnels eliminate open waste containers and are in compliance with EPA, OSHA, DOE, and local Fire Code regulations.

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