From: Kim Gates <kim.gates**At_Symbol_Here**STONYBROOK.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] disposal of uranium compounds
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:36:37 -0400
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Our Rad safety officer says:
We've shipped these Uranyl compounds.... It's isn't cheap as it's a mixed waste but certainly doable.. Radiac is a good source for this disposal action. 718-963-2233. Ask for Joseph Spektor (extension 205).

Kim Gates
Laboratory Safety Specialist
Environmental Health & Safety
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6200
FAX: 631-632-9683
EH&S Web site:

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 8:46 AM, Strode, Kyle <strode**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

In our most recent lab pack shipment of old chemicals as hazardous waste, our disposal company took everything except two 1 lb jars of uranium nitrate and uranium acetate that have been on the shelf since the 1960s.

I'd be grateful for strategies on the proper disposal of these compounds along with companies that specialize in these types of waste. We're hoping to not break the bank.

If it is too expensive to dispose of them, are we in violation of any regulations if we keep them?

Thanks for your help!

Kyle Strode

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