From: Dave Roberts <droberts**At_Symbol_Here**DEPAUW.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Radiation Storage
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2017 18:41:22 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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You should be ok but hopefully you can transfer it to somebody when it comes to disposal. Uranyl nitrate and thorium nitrate (for example) do not fall under radiation licenses due to the fact that they are not enriched materials. So you could for quite some time just purchase these materials from many chemical companies with no issue. 

However, disposal is regulated by nrc, not EPA, due to their primary hazards. It would be best if you could simply store these and ask if somebody close by would be willing to take a donation from you for their use. Somebody should hopefully be willing. 

You can contact me off the list serve if you want more details or have more questions. 

Good luck


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On Jun 1, 2017, at 4:53 PM, Melissa Anderson <mwanderson08**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

Where can I find more information on the rules and regulations for storing and using radioactive materials? We have some uranyl nitrate that a colleague "acquired" from a local high school (without anyone's approval). I'm worried that we may have also acquired a heap of trouble..

We're a community college with no resources for radiation training, storage, etc. and I'm trying to determine what the appropriate recommendation is to give to my Dean in terms of dealing with the material. 

I've looked at the OSHA and EPA websites, but I haven't really found a clear summary of what the key items are that relate to situation like this. Any help would be most welcome.

Melissa Anderson
Chemistry Instructor
Pasadena City College
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