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Radioactive Waste

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.

Radwaste Request for Pick-up

NOTE: Radioactive waste is no longer picked up at set locations on a regular schedule.

Radioactive waste is now picked up directly from labs approved for radioactive material use.  To request a pick-up, authorized users and lab contacts should visit the MyRad section of this website and complete the Waste Pickup Request form.  The lab will then be contacted by a member of radiation safety and given a date and time for pick-up.

Disposal Costs

Radwaste disposal and services costs are adjusted each year to reflect market changes.  FY19 rates (effective 7/1/2018) for WUSTL affiliates and WUSTL customers can be found below.

Scintillation Cocktail

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 314-362-2996 if you have a need for a cocktail that is not on this list.

Uranyl Acetate

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.

Disposal Log

Use the Waste Disposal Log to keep track of radioactive waste disposals.

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