[ RadSafe ] Removal of Cs-137 source from an old irradiator

ROY HERREN royherren2005 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 15 16:42:42 CDT 2011

The very best deal to be had for disposal of these types of items can be found 
at Off-Site Source Recovery Project, OSRP, http://osrp.lanl.gov/.  The cost to 
your facility will be minimal, that is if there is any cost at all.

 Roy Herren 

From: "DrDonRhodes at cs.com" <DrDonRhodes at cs.com>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: Mon, August 15, 2011 2:35:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Removal of Cs-137 source from an old irradiator

      I had a similar problem 25 years ago involving 200 curies of Co-60 
in an experimental device which I designed and built.  I had a complete set 
of drawings, but I did not try to remove the sources.
      I got a type B shipping container from Chem Nuclear Systems, loaded 
the device, mixed and poured in concrete and shipped for disposal.
      This is expensive and does not help you much.
Good luck,
Ddon Rhodes
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