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?
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