Environmental Situations

A small printing company in Lenox, Massachusetts, United States, produced 24 gal/month (91 L/month) of industrial wastewater mainly consisting of the following two spent chemicals:

• Spent Kodak ultratek fixer and replenisher were accumulated (3 parts water per 1 part fixer dilution; about 100 gal or 378.5 L accumulated); and

• Spent Kodak ultratec developer and replenisher were accumulated (1 part water per 5

parts developer; about 100 gal or 378.5 L accumulated).

The MSDS of both diluted spent chemicals were obtained from the chemical supplier for review by the company's consulting engineer. The following are the chemical descriptions and disposal methods from the MSDS:

• Kodak ultratek fixer and replenisher. This chemical formulation has a high biological oxygen demand, and it is expected to cause significant oxygen depletion in aquatic systems. It is expected to have a low potential to affect aquatic organics. It is expected

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