From: Terry Coggins <terry.coggins**At_Symbol_Here**TLC-HP.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] empty lead radioactive material containers
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 14:27:19 -0700
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We would frisk the containers to ensure they were free of contamination, then remove all radioactive symbols or labels.  If we didnt need them for radioactive storage, they recycled for the metal.

The lead could be shipped out to a TSD if you do not want to recycle.

In the event you find contamination on the containers, send me an email and for more info off the listserv.

Terry Coggins, PE, CHP, CSP, CIH

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=0ASubject: [DCHAS-L] empty lead radioactive material containers
=0AFrom: "Strode, Kyle" <strode**At_Symbol_Here**CARROLL.EDU>
=0ADate: Fri, August 09, 2013 12:06 pm
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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