Radioactive Waste Management

Radioactive materials are used in various research labs at Penn State. The purpose of Penn State's radioactive material waste management program is to ensure researchers are aware of the proper handling and disposal of radioactive waste in the lab as well as ensuring the proper handling, storage, and processing of this material once it leaves the lab. Radioactive waste can occur as radiaoctive only or combined with other hazards such as bio or chemical wastes. Please contact the Radiation Protection Office if you have any questions about the radioactive wastes you will be generating.