Radioactive Waste Disposal: Options for Disposal
To dispose of radioactive waste generated in Texas, first be sure to categorize the waste properly. Is it:
- exempt from regulation?
- low-level radioactive waste (LLRW)?
- naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM)?
- mixed waste?
If the waste must be disposed of as LLRW consider sending it to an LLRW broker. These brokers collect LLRW from various sources until they have larger, more cost-effective, quantities to ship to a licensed LLRW disposal facility. There is a National Directory of Brokers and Processorsweb site that lists brokers and processors active in the Unitied States.
If the waste is categorized as non-oil and gas NORM or mixed low-level radioactive waste, then contact one of the licensed radioactive waste disposal facilities listed above to see whether their license allows them to receive the type of waste in question.
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