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GCI TECH NOTES©
Radioactive Waste Rejection Action Plan
David Gossman and Bruce Pedersen (Systech Environmental Corporation)
Many facilities which manage hazardous waste have rejection criteria and screening tests to preclude the acceptance of radioactive wastes. Nevertheless, procedures to follow if a shipment containing radioactive wastes is rejected are rarely part of a facility's operating plan. A careful review of U.S. Regulation 10CFR Part 71 reveals a number of regulatory thresholds that affect the legal transport of radioactive materials. The enclosed flowchart can be used as guidance to comply with these regulations. Please refer to the referenced regulations for additional details. Also be aware that permits and state regulations may contain more stringent or additional requirements.