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Management of Radioisotope Laboratory and Use Area
Radioactive Waste Disposal Procedure
Radioactive Waste Disposal Chart
Mopping or Waxing of Radioisotope Use Areas
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Policy on Declared Pregnant Radiation Workers
Policy on Eating and Drinking in the Laboratory
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X-Ray Safety
UMD-Radiation Protection Advisory Committee (RPAC)
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Policy For Termination of Laboratory use of Hazardous Materials
10 CFR, Part 20: Protection Against Radiation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Haz. Waste Mgt
 

Radioactive Waste Disposal Chart


Waste abbreviation Waste Type Isotopes Container
SLH

Solid Long Half Life
Solid Long Half Life
This includes the following contaminated items: gloves, blue pads, paper, test tubes, beakers, broken glass, bedding, solid (at room temperature) Gels, etc.

Note: Contaminated broken glass, must be placed in a box (any box) before putting it in the container, to avoid cuts to waste handlers and waste bag
Long half-life
More than 90 days
Metal can
SSH Solid Short Half Life
This includes the following contaminated items: gloves, blue pads, paper, test tubes, beakers, broken glass, animal bedding, solid gels (at room temperature) etc.

PS: Place broken glass in a box to avoid cuts to waste handlers
Short half-life
Less than 90 days
Fiber box
LA Liquid Aqueous
This waste consists of Non-hazardous radioactive aqueous liquids waste only. For other types of liquid rad waste, see Mixed waste disposal procedure
All
8l Liquid jar
SV Stock Vial All Original or any other box
A Animal All
Animal box
SHRP Sharps All
Sharps container
SW Scintillation Waste All
5-gal. Bucket
     
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