From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**cs.com>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] disposal of uranium compounds
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:47:57 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
List it on e-bay and start a bidding war among glass artists..
I posted a question from a Virginia county waste official who had picked up 15 pounds of depleted uranium oxide by mistake to a craft forum. I erroneously thought the teachers on the forum might reveal how they had gotten it disposed of at their schools. Instead, he and I were swamped with offers. They bid up to $300/pound. And that was 15 years ago. Explain inflation to them and you should be able to pocket an easy grand. You won't even have to ship. They'll come and get it no matter how far they have to drive.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President: Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012 212-777-0062
From: Strode, Kyle <strode**At_Symbol_Here**CARROLL.EDU>
To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Sent: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 8:52 am
Subject: [DCHAS-L] disposal of uranium compounds
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!
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