There are only a few facilities licensed to receive radioactive materials. I’d start with your state regulatory agency to make sure you are doing things correctly with a reputable radioactive waste disposal company. In the not too distant past the State of CA notified us that the disposal company we had been using had another state issuing a cease and desist order against it for activities outside its license. We worked with the State of CA people to find a reputable company and get it done properly. The CA people were very helpful once they realized we wanted to do things on the up-and-up. Radioactive material disposal is not inexpensive by the way.
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**med.cornell.edu]On Behalf Of Michelle M.
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] More Objective Information
There is some radioactive powder that is currently in a lab storage closet. It has been shielded with lead plates in a metal filing cabinet, and is following regulations. However, we would like to remove the item from the premises. Is there anyone who knows of a special facility to dispose of this item? Thank you for your assistance
On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Romano, Joe P <JRomano**At_Symbol_Here**beautyavenues.com> wrote:
I would like to start a question.
As we train and do audits, we find issues of hazardous chemicals being handled and stored improperly at many foreign sites. The ‘guidance’ is to segregate, keep apart, isolate for the various hazard classes. The factories are asking good questions as to whether we can further define these words: segregate, keep apart, isolate – that is where I am seeking help. I have the ‘definitions’ from U.S. DOT, IMDG, NFPA. Somewhat helpful but not definitive for factories. Can anyone offer some guidance? Good reference(s) we can provide to the global supply chain?
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