Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 13:59:07 -0500
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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 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 Bradley

Shelly BradleyInstrumentation Specialist
Laboratory Development Assistant
Campus Chemical Compliance Director
Chemistry Department
Hendrix C ollege
Conway , AR
(501) 450-381 2
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] O n Behalf Of Ferm Barret A
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:49 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] questio n for posting

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**


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