[ RadSafe ] Co-60 tissue box holders: applicable regulationsfor disposal
Price, John Jr - OSHA
PriceJr.John at dol.gov
Fri Jan 20 12:58:02 CST 2012
I strongly recommend that the State Radiation Control Board be informed
of this incident.
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Jake Hecla
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:25 PM
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Co-60 tissue box holders: applicable
There must have been an internal memo sent out about keeping anyone and
everyone away from them. They told me I would be forcibly removed from
their store if I showed up with my GM counter to check the stock on the
shelf for radioactivity.
2012/1/19 Carl Willis <carl.willis at gmail.com>
> Dear Radsafers,
> As many of us are aware, Bed Bath and Beyond recently stocked some
> India-made tissue box holders that were contaminated with Co-60.
> These were delivered to a minority of the chain's stores, including
> the Ventura Center store in Albuquerque where I live. The manager
> told me last Friday there was not a snowball's chance in hell that
> they would even let me see one, let alone purchase one; they had just
> been boxed up for good. I then had to leave on an out-of-town trip,
> but on Saturday, my friend Gary Bodman, who teaches middle-school
> physical science here, rolled over to BBB with a scintillation
> detector. It swung up to ~3x local background near the employees'
> annex in the back of the store. Again, though, his advances to merely
> observe, let alone procure, one of these coveted articles were
> rebuffed with extreme prejudice. We know the items are there! We
> know they're hot! My question to anyone knowledgeable is this: is BBB
> legally prohibited from selling these cobalt boxes now, or is it just
> corporate management or local management that's enforcing this policy
> of uptightness that we observe? Also, how would the store "properly"
> get rid of their inventory? My guess is the NM Radiation Control
> Bureau will have that task. Bottom line is I'd love to see one of
these things before they're gone and all forgotten. Any recommendations
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