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Radioactive waste should be segregated by radioisotopes and physical forms:
Liquid Scintillation Vials
EHS provides yellow radioactive waste bags for solids and a 5-gallon carboy for liquids.
Dry, solid radioactive waste is placed in the yellow “Radioactive Waste” bags
Liquid radioactive waste is collected in the carboys - Aqueous Liquids, Organic Liquids, and Pump Oils. DO NOT combine separate liquid wastes. Each liquid waste listed above should be in a separate carboy.
Radioactive contaminated sharps are placed in the sharps containers labeled with “Radioactive Material”. Containers are provided by EHS upon request.
Scintillation vials are a separate waste stream and should be placed in yellow radioactive waste bags (double bagged), separate from solid radioactive waste
Source vials should be packaged in their original container with the radioactive isotope tracking form.
The Radioactive Waste Disposal Form must be filled out completely prior to requesting a radioactive waste pick-up request. This form is not required for source vials.