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Radioactive Waste Disposal: Options for Disposal

Options to dispose of radioactive waste. Includes links to facilities that handle radioactive waste and to radioactive waste brokers.

To dispose of radioactive waste, first be sure to categorize the waste properly. Is it:

If the waste is categorized as LLRW, it must be disposed in a licensed LLRW facility or consider using a LLRW broker who will ensure its disposal in a licensed LLRW disposal facility. 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 ProcessorsExit the TCEQ website that lists brokers and processors active in the United States.

If the waste is categorized as non-oil and gas NORM or mixed LLRW, contact one of the licensed radioactive waste disposal facilities listed on the National Directory of Brokers and ProcessorsExit the TCEQ website to see whether their license allows them to receive this type of waste for disposal.

Waste Generator Disposal Guide webpage is available to assist generators in the commercial disposal of LLRW at the Waste Control Specialists facility in Andrews County.

Contact the Radioactive Materials Division if you have any questions.