a. Liquid scintillation counting (LSC) media:
Discuss concerns of LSC
sewer disposal (clog drains,
Liquid scintillation counting media containing 0.05
exposure to LSC fluid). Need
microcuries or less per gram of medium of H-3 or
to follow facility-specific
procedures. Encourage use of
b. Animal carcasses: Animal carcasses containing 0.05
microcuries or less per gram of animal tissue
(averaged over the weight of the entire animal) of
Animal carcasses can't be
H-3 or C-14.
used for human food or
5. Volume reduction
a. Compaction: May produce reduction factors of up to
Reference: Woehr (1994)
5 to 1.
b. Shredding: May produce reduction factors of up to
12 to 1.
c. Incineration: Difficult under present regulations and
political climate; allowed under 10 CFR 20.2004.
Currently, scintillation fluids are incinerated by
commercially licensed vendors.
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