[ RadSafe ] Disposal/Recycle Options for Smoke Detectors

Glenn R. Marshall GRMarshall at philotechnics.com
Fri Sep 23 12:41:48 CDT 2011

What?  And give way to the obsolete smoke detector black market and their fiendish plan to rule the world with americium foils?  Never! 

Glenn Marshall

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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Clayton J Bradt
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 1:33 PM
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Cc: Ed.Stroud at dphe.state.co.us
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Disposal/Recycle Options for Smoke Detectors

Wouldn't it be great if all of these device registration sheets were available on line so anyone could look them up?

Clayton J. Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health
Biggs Laboratory, Room D486A
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12201-0509


From: "Stroud, Ed" <Ed.Stroud at dphe.state.co.us>
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Disposal/Recycle Options for Smoke Detectors

Hello Shane,
I looked up the device sheets for the smoke detectors you mentioned. The Pyrotronics DU-3 is exempt (SSD # NR-829-D-802-E). So, in Colorado and most states, you could dispose of it in ordinary trash just like any smoke detector you could buy at Wal-Mart. I haven't been able to find a device sheet for the Ademco - it must be very old. Perhaps someone else on Radsafe has come across one.

Ed Stroud, Compliance Lead
Radioactive Materials Unit
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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