Peterson, Ken KPeterson at MarinetteMarine.com
Thu May 24 10:16:32 CDT 2007

Dear RadSafe List:
In the USA, there seems to be a new proliferation of explosive detectors
that use a sealed source for ionization.  I am purchasing a GE
Vaportracer Detector that contains a 10mCi Ni-63 sealed source.  While I
have determined that the device is exempt from licensing and leak
testing requirements, I am worried about disposing of the device at the
end of it's service.   What are the disposal requirements for sealed
sources?  It seems obvious to me that this equipment can't go to regular
landfill and must go to a disposal site for Low Level Radioactive Waste?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Ken Peterson
Safety/Environmental Engineer
Littoral Combat Ship Project
Marinette Marine
1600 Ely St.
Marinette, WI  54143
(715-735-9341 x6157

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