What do I need to do before a rad lab is to be decommissioned?

You must complete the following steps:

  1. Dispose of all your radioactive stock vials and send EHS the final disposal forms.
  2. Go through the lab (including all drawers and cabinets) and survey any lab items that are labeled as radioactive. Remove rad labels if they are clean or dispose of them as rad waste if they are contaminated and you no longer want them. EHS will perform final surveys of large pieces of equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, centrifuges, etc.
  3. Survey bench top areas and remove any rad labels.
  4. After everything has been surveyed by the lab request a final rad waste pickup and closeout survey.
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