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RT@OPG

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Used Rad Lab Equipment
« on: Jul 09, 2003, 08:41 »
Is there a market in the US for used fume hoods, glove boxes and chem lab equipment?  We are to take a rad lab apart that is full of fume hoods, glove boxes and lab equipment and would like to recycle or minimize rad waste.

Any assistance or comments are welcome.



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Re: Used Rad Lab Equipment
« Reply #1 on: Jul 10, 2003, 01:02 »
a lot of those hoods have asbestos liners in them, so they can be a real pain to get rid of.  some tech schools can use them but liability issues may raise its ugly head-especially if the hoods were used for rad purposes.  

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Re: Used Rad Lab Equipment
« Reply #2 on: Jul 10, 2003, 04:46 »
recycle the stainless straight to the local recyclers for cash, 'n have a helacious post decon party!
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radgal

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Re: Used Rad Lab Equipment
« Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 2003, 02:28 »
Trying to reuse mixed waste items is a nice idea, best of luck. :)

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Re: Used Rad Lab Equipment
« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 2003, 07:28 »
RACE may indeed be interested based on the recent event:


+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39979       |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| REP ORG:  TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH          |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/07/2003|
|LICENSEE:  Radiological Assistance, Consulting, |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:09[EDT]|
|    CITY:  Memphis                  REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        06/26/2003|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TN |EVENT TIME:        18:00[EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  R-79266               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  07/07/2003|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |JOEL MUNDAY          R2      |
|                                                |THOMAS ESSIG         NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  Debra Shults                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ERIC THOMAS                  |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+                             |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|                                                |                             |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

                                  EVENT TEXT                                  
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| "The [Tennessee Division of Radiological Health] was notified on Monday,     |
| June 30, 2003 by three employees of RACE [Radiological Assistance,           |
| Consulting, & Engineering] of a contamination event that occurred on June    |
| 26, 2003. The employees were sorting and segregating materials contaminated  |
| with low-level radioactive waste. The waste had been delivered to RACE by a  |
| waste broker. The employees ended the shift and frisked for personnel        |
| contamination prior to exiting the building. Several employees alarmed the   |
| PCM and were decontaminated prior to release. One employee had high levels   |
| of skin contamination and underwent several hours of decontamination.        |
| Preliminary results from urinalyses are negative according to the licensee.  |
| The employees are undergoing whole body counts today. The shop area was      |
| closed for routine business and decontaminated.  It was opened on Sunday,    |
| June 29, 2003. DRH staff from Memphis and Nashville visited the site to      |
| begin the investigation. Staff continue to investigate and will continue to  |
| keep the NRC informed of the status of our investigation. This incident is   |
| reportable under 1200-2-5.141 (2)(c)1(i) of 'State Regulations for           |
| Protection Against Radiation.'"                                              |
|                                                                              |
| Tennessee Report ID:  TN-03-100                                              |
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