Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 08:36:22 -0600
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Subject: Re: radioactive salts
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I agree with James’ recommendat ion to shop around.  I have had very good success with using Bionomics as a v endor for disposal of low-level radioactive waste.  They know their business and will help you with all of the paperwork. 

Kay Lampe Hannasch, CSP, RSO

SHE Manager

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of James Saccardo
Sent: Wednesday, November 18 , 2009 6:35 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] radio active salts

Shop around too.


see who is trying to get a “milk run” together.

Reputation and technical knowledge is also important when selecting a broker.

Be Well,

James F. Saccardo, CHMM
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
The College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314


Office: (718) 982-3906
Fax: (718) 982-3910

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of John Crawford McGregor
Sent: Wednesday, November 18 , 2009 5:56 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] radio active salts

Thorium and uranium compounds are considered “source material”, and are regulated under a general license fr om the NRC.

The two NRC links below will send you to the regulations. aterials/srcmaterial.html


If the material is only regulated as radioactive and does not have any other residual hazards (for example uranyl nitrate is also an oxidizer), then it should be fairly cheap to get rid of.  You may want to contact Thomas Gray & Associates for disposal opt ions.



John Crawford Mc Gregor

Director - Offic e of Regulatory Compliance

Northern Arizona University

Peterson Hall (B ld. 22) - Room 216

PO Box 4137

Flagstaff, AZ  86011-4137

(928) 523-7258  office 

(928) 523-1607  fax

(928) 220-1388  cell

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Russ Phifer
Sent: Wednesday, November 18 , 2009 9:35 AM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] radioacti ve salts

A local laboratory here has four bottles of thorium and uranium salts they’d like to get rid of.  Looking into it, I fou nd 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 di spose 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 an yone recycling these salts?  Any ideas?


Russ Phifer

Ru ss Phifer

WC Environmental, LLC

10 85C Andrew Drive

West Chester , PA  19380

61 0-696-9220x12/ fax 610-344-7519



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