9. Radioactive Waste Management

The EH&S Radioactive Waste Management Program is designed to protect individuals and the environment. All radioactive waste must be transferred to EH&S for disposal. Radioactive materials on an RUA may not be released into the sewer, air or disposed of in the regular trash. Exceptions when appropriate can only be made by the Radiation Safety Committee.

See Appendix B for the “Radioactive Waste Requirements” document that explains general waste handling and processing, waste handling precautions, as well as detailed instructions for the following types of radioactive waste:

  • Radioactive Solid Waste
  • Radioactive Liquid Waste
  • Scintillation Waste
  • Miscellaneous Radioactive Waste