Laboratory Safety & Compliance
Graham Health Center
408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452

Radioactive Waste Disposal

Radioactive Waste Disposal

Waste Segregation and Packaging

  • Keep 3H and 14C wastes separate from waste containing shorter-lived radionuclides
  • Do not mix waste types
  • Package waste in a suitable container
  • Seal package to prevent leaks
  • Provide PI name, radionuclide, activity and assay date for each item

Waste Handling and Disposal

  • Collect waste in low-traffic area
  • Waste container should be clearly labeled
  • Waste collection area should be labeled and isolated
  • Waste should be transferred to RSO every two weeks