Safe-Handling Procedures Section - Nitric Acid, 70%
The Safe-Handling Procedures section of the Nitric Acid MSDS provides the following information:
|Isolate or enclose
the area of the leak or spill. Clean-up personnel should wear protective
clothing and respiratory equipment suitable for toxic or corrosive fluids
For small spills:
Flush with water, and neutralize with alkaline material (soda ash, lime, et cetera). Sewer with excess water.
For larger spills and lot sizes:
Neutralize with alkaline, pick up with absorbent material (sand, earth, vermiculite) and dispose in a RCRA - approved waste facility or sewer the neutralized slurry with excess water if local ordinances allow. Provide forced ventilation to dissipate fumes.
Reportable Quantity (RQ) (CWA/CERCLA): 1000 pounds
Insure compliance with local, state and federal regulations.