For information not covered below, please see the Radioactive Waste Storage and Disposal section of the Radiation Safety Manual. Also, a Radwaste FAQ page is available with answers to common waste related questions.
Radiation Safety personnel are available at scheduled times and locations to accept properly packaged radioactive waste and to provide empty waste containers, waste forms, and related items as needed.
Radwaste disposal and services costs are adjusted each year to reflect market changes. Starting July 2016, different cost rates were established for WUSTL Customers - Danforth Campus and WUSM and for WUSTL Affiliates - BJH, HCI-SC, HCI-WC, HHMI, and SLCH.
Radiation Safety highly recommends the use of non-flammable (or non EPA-regulated) scintillation cocktail. A list of approved cocktails is provided for your reference. Please contact Radiation Safety at 2-2996 if you have a need for a cocktail that is not on this list.
Uranyl acetate is a compound of the naturally occurring radionuclide uranium. All radioactive material must be disposed through the Radiation Safety Office. Please click here for more information on the disposal of uranyl acetate.
Use the Waste Disposal Log to keep track of radioactive waste disposals.