We did a complete radioactive disposal a few years ago. I had to get an export permit from the commission for my state. We had Bionomics complete the disposal http://www .bionomics-inc.com/. They were very helpful and easy to work with. We h ad a list of what was supposed to be in our “pig”. We didn̵ 7;t even have to open it, they took care of everything. The radiation safet y officer at a larger university nearby was qualified to do a close-out sur vey and did so free of charge.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Shelly BradleyInstrumentation Specialist
Laboratory Development Assistant
Campus Chemical Compliance Director
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I am looking for advice on proper app roaches to "decommission" a lab that contains radioactive sources . Most are the educational variety (some dating back to the 196 0's), although there is a small test tube supposedly containing uranium ace tate, as well. Advice on disposing of these materials would be apprec iated. They are all inside a lead-lined wooden box, and the hottest s amples are inside lead canisters, as well. Also present are several l ead bricks and “empty” canisters, the dust/residue from which I understand to be a health concern as well. Secondarily, there is als o a small, conventional combination safe of unknown contents, but naturally , we don’t have the combination. Please advise. Thanks to all!
Submitted by: Barry Ferm, CHO & Lab Coordinator, St. Ambrose Un iversity, Davenport, Iowa. Email: Fe rmBarretA**At_Symbol_Here**sau.edu
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