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Main Title Scintillation Fluid Recycling Program. Final Report.
Author Troutman, G. ; Thomann, W. R. ; Feild, R. ; Gee, B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1995
Year Published 1995
Stock Number PB95-235958
Additional Subjects Low level radioactive wastes ; Radioactive waste management ; Radiochemical analysis ; Recycling programs ; Liquid scintillators ; Duke University Medical Center
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-235958 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 53p
Low-level radioactive waste is the primary component of the toxic waste stream generated from biomedical research and patient care activities. Historically, this radioactive waste has been shipped to Richland, Washington for landfill disposal. Several years ago, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 'deregulated' liquid scintillation vials containing tritium and carbon 14. More recently, the State of Washington closed their landfill to these deregulated wastes. These regulatory changes have prompted a critical review of radioactive waste management practices at Duke University Medical Center. The authors have determined that volume reduction in the form of crushing and compacting could save $200,000 in annual disposal costs. Since there were no appropriate facilities to house these operations, construction of a new Environmental Safety Building was commissioned. The building is scheduled for occupancy by April 1986, and will house specialized facilities for the management of chemical and radioactive wastes.