1. Proper training and registration are required before handling radioactive material and
2. Protect yourself and others from radiation exposure.
3. Store radioactive waste in a protected and confined area.
4. Store separately liquid and dry waste. Separate sharps.
5. Separate waste according to the half-life of different isotopes
(e.g., < 15 days: 32P, 131I;
> 15 days and < 90 days: 33P, 35S;
> 90 days: 3H, 14C).
6. Radioactive waste may be disposed as normal waste after being stored for more than 10 half-lives.
Contact your local radiation safety office for disposal.
7. Animal tissues and carcasses may be wrapped in waste safe and frozen temporarily.
8. Document usage and disposal.