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Not many places are going to take that and use it unless you can verify it is what you think it is, it's age and its purity.
I am not sure what it is used for but imagine putting that in say a power washer or other machine and it screws up the machine and whatever you were doing.
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Not many places are going to take that and use it unless you can verify it is what you think it is, it's age and its purity.
I am not sure what it is used for but imagine putting that in say a power washer or other machine and it screws up the machine and whatever you were doing.
"Where did you get it ? Some guy who had it in the garage"
I agree. Not to mention passing on the liability. I am still baffled that no one in authority has acted on this. They all will acknowledge the seriousness, just not offer any solutions other than passing the ball to the next entity, etc.
 

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The police, the politicians and the attorneys wouldn't be passing the ball if something bad happened to someone because of it.
Everyone would be right on top of their game.
 

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I agree. Not to mention passing on the liability. I am still baffled that no one in authority has acted on this. They all will acknowledge the seriousness, just not offer any solutions other than passing the ball to the next entity, etc.
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help"= you are on your own
 

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Just a morning ramble....

If one was so inclined, one could make a big deal out of this.
Anonymously write a few of the local papers explaining your dilemma and how you have reached out to all the agencies you thought could and would help...only to find bureaucrats passing the buck.
Explain how dangerous this stuff is and that it seems like all these groups ramming the environment down our throats are just all talk and no action.
That you want to do the right thing but the people charged with such things don't/won't help.
End it with your dilemma....either leave it be and hope a couple of unsuspecting children don't get into it or....take it to your local stream or river and dump it there.

My gut tells me there would be some action taken.

Again...just some trouble-making rambling....:cool:
 

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If you go to the home site it has specific step by step instructions for specific chemicals
Yes, but it doesn't tell you how much to use and how much 50lbs will neutralize. I'm sure it depends on it molar strength so it might be difficult to determine.
 

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Just a morning ramble....

If one was so inclined, one could make a big deal out of this.
Anonymously write a few of the local papers explaining your dilemma and how you have reached out to all the agencies you thought could and would help...only to find bureaucrats passing the buck.
Explain how dangerous this stuff is and that it seems like all these groups ramming the environment down our throats are just all talk and no action.
That you want to do the right thing but the people charged with such things don't/won't help.
End it with your dilemma....either leave it be and hope a couple of unsuspecting children don't get into it or....take it to your local stream or river and dump it there.

My gut tells me there would be some action taken.

Again...just some trouble-making rambling....:cool:
They'll probably arrest him.
 

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Actually, power washing would be the easiest one to use it, the technical requirements are lax compared to other uses. 25 gallons should be enough for thousands of gallons of wash solution.
 

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as the previous owner is 80 and you can't legally transport more than a gallon, that's an interesting problem. do you have a local tv station that does stories on 'interesting' topics? There's a story here, what does a new homeowner do with hazardous items left over by the previous owner (tenant) and if the new owner attempts to properly dispose of...or not.
 

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Yes, but it doesn't tell you how much to use and how much 50lbs will neutralize. I'm sure it depends on it molar strength so it might be difficult to determine.
That's all made for spill clean up, so it has a built in phenothalein type indicator. Once you get it all sopped up, it still has to go for hazardous waste disposal, but you just paid a lot of money to make more pounds of hazardous waste.

No information on how much you'd have to order. As you noted.
 

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Transport is typically by someone with a CDL with HAZMAT endorsement and placarding. I'm guessing it would be placed in a big tub for spill containment.

I'm not sure what the regs would be for a private citizen not using a commercial truck.

No way would I be bear hugging this. Plastic containers degrade over time. It can take a long time, even out in the sun.
 
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