[ RadSafe ] Legacy school rad materials disposal

Kubric at aol.com Kubric at aol.com
Thu Jan 30 15:25:49 CST 2014

I have a possible solution to their problem.  I need to  know exactly what 
they have in each box.  It is possible that we can take  them off their 
hands if they can ship them to us.  It is quite possible  that we could use the 
material in educational kits that we distribute cost free  to deserving 
Please let me know at _kubric at aol.com_ (mailto:kubric at aol.com) .
Note: I am only in my office on Thursday.

Yours for  a safe radiological environment,

J. Carl Kee
Radiological Safety  Officer
Texas License No. L05545
2120 Oil Patch Lane  
Gonzales, Texas 78629

(830) 672-8734

In a message dated 1/26/2014 9:48:53 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
trpapura at gw.dec.state.ny.us writes:

I am  trying to help out a couple local schools. They have some legacy 
radioactive  sources, and among them are the kits as seen on Paul Frame's  


The  least expensive quote we obtained from brokers was $225 per box. One 
school  has 40 plus and the other 20 plus. This is a considerable expense. 

My  question is this? Most brokers want to charge ludicrous amounts of 
money to  dispose of them due to the Nitrate content and subsequent concerns.  
Considering the trivial amounts of Uranium and Thorium present, I would  
imagine they are exempt from regulation but was wondering if anyone knows for  
sure how they were distributed? Were they sold as exempt? Generally licensed? 
 If so, perhaps they could be solidified in concrete and disposed of 
without  regard to their rad content? 

Any assistance would be  appreciated.  


Thomas  Papura
Environmental Radiation Specialist II
Radiological Sites  Section
Contaminated Sites Group Leader
625 Broadway
12th  Floor
Albany, NY 12233
(518) 402-8783
FAX (518) 402-9024

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