From: Terry Coggins <terry.coggins**At_Symbol_Here**TLC-HP.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] disposal of uranium compounds
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:37:09 -0700
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
The U nitrate is a mixed waste. It will be expensive - my guess is around $3k.
The U acetate should be just a normal radioactive waste. It will be less expensive - my guess is around $300-400.00 depending on the rad waste brokers that service your area.
Other than the cost, disposal through a rad waste broker should not be difficult. Both are relatively common waste streams.
If you need some broker names email me offline.
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=0ASubject: [DCHAS-L] disposal of uranium compounds
=0AFrom: "Strode, Kyle" <strode**At_Symbol_Here**CARROLL.EDU
=0ADate: Wed, August 21, 2013 7:46 am
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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