Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 11:34:49 -0500
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From: Russ Phifer <rphifer**At_Symbol_Here**WCENVIRONMENTAL.COM>
Organization: WC Environmental, LLC
Subject: radioactive salts

A local laboratory here has four bottles of thorium and uranium salts they’d like to get rid of.  Looking into it, I found it was going to cost close to $4000 to transport and dispose of less than a pound of material at a facility in Houston; this is the only facility I can find that will accept this material.  These are not RCRA hazardous, and the radioactivity has to be extremely low.  The DOT numbers are 2909 and 2910; there doesn’t appear to be any difficulty shipping them. 


My question is – what are other labs doing to dispose of this type of material?  Is it possible to encase them in concrete or another inert material and dispose in a municipal system?  Is there anyone recycling these salts?  Any ideas?


Thanks̷ 0;.


Russ Phifer


Russ Phifer

WC Environmental, LLC

1085C Andrew Drive

West Chester, PA  19380

610-696-9220x12/ fax 610-344-7519



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