From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] empty lead radioactive material containers
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:27:10 -0600
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I'd suggest disposing them in a Hazardous Waste Landfill.

Lead and radioactivity are not good for children and other living things.

Alan H. Hall, M.D.

On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Strode, Kyle <strode**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

We rid ourselves of all of our radioactive samples several years ago, but I recently located a box of lead storage containers in which (presumably) bottles of radioactive materials were stored. These are lead containers that are about the size of a can of Campbell's Soup and they have a radioactive label on the outside but are totally empty.

Two questions:

Can these be disposed of as nonradioactive waste?

Since they are made of lead, is there an issue with disposing of them in the normal solid waste stream?

I know that I will need to contact my local municipal solid waste office to be sure, but I'd appreciate any advice from the listserv.

Kyle Strode

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