Shop around too.
see who is trying to get a “milk run” together.
Reputation and technical knowledge is also important when selecting a broker.
James F. Saccardo, CHMM
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Office: (718) 982-3906
Fax: (718) 982-3910
Sent: Wednesday, November 18 , 2009 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] radio active salts p>
Thorium and uranium compound s are considered “source material”, and are regulated under a g eneral license from the NRC.
The two NRC links below will send you to the regulations.
If the material is only regu lated as radioactive and does not have any other residual hazards (for exam ple uranyl nitrate is also an oxidizer), then it should be fairly cheap to get rid of. You may want to contact Tho mas Gray & Associates http://www.tgainc.com/ for disposal options.
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l (Bld. 22) - Room 216 (928) 523-72
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07 fax (928) 220-13
A local laboratory here has four bottles of thorium an
d uranium salts they’d like to get rid of. Looking into it, I f
ound it was going to cost close to
$4000 to transport and dispose of less than a pound of material at a facil
My question is – what are other labs doing to di spose of this type of material? Is it possible to encase them in conc rete or another inert material and dispose in a municipal system? Is there anyone recycling these salts ? Any ideas?
Russ Phifer WC Environmental, LLC 1085C
610-696-9220x12/ fax 610-344-7519
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