[ 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
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.
Environmental Radiation Specialist II
Radiological Sites Section
Contaminated Sites Group Leader
Albany, NY 12233
FAX (518) 402-9024
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