Society News Archive

12 June 2013
Registration Deadline for Cost-Shared Collection and Disposal of Certain Sealed Sources

The Source Collection and Threat Reduction Program (SCATR), administered by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD), is providing sealed source licensees in states that do not have access to an in-compact low-level radioactive waste disposal facility an opportunity to dispose of certain unwanted radioactive sealed sources. CRCPD is offering generators who participate in this limited-time opportunity financial assistance equal to 50 percent of the cost of collection, processing, and disposal.

  • Class A qualifying sources will be disposed at the EnergySolutions Clive, Utah, facility under a special one-year license variance.
  • Class B and C qualifying sources located at facilities participating in the Class A collection may also be collected and disposed with financial assistance at the Waste Control Specialists (WCS) Compact Waste Facility (CWF) located in Andrews County, Texas.

Generators must register their sources with the Offsite Source Recovery Project ( by 30 June 2013 to qualify for participation in this cost-shared disposal effort.

This opportunity is supported by the Department of Energy's Global Threat Reduction Initiative, the State of Utah Division of Radiation Control, EnergySolutions, and WCS.

Following the 30 June registration deadline, a certified waste disposal broker under contract with CRCPD will contact registered generators to confirm participation and obtain more information. The broker will provide a cost estimate for collection, processing, and disposal, including the CRCPD cost-share, and arrange a date and time for collection. Upon the broker's arrival for collection of the material, facilities should have ready any available documentation pertaining to the activity, isotope, and date of manufacture or original assay of all sources to be collected and also ensure that Class B and C sources are separated from the Class A sources.

Documents providing more detail regarding sources likely to qualify for the disposal effort and requirements for participation can be found by going to the CRCPD website ( Click on Radioactive Materials Services on the blue banner on the left of the picture; then click on SCATR Program; then click on New Opportunities for Un-Sited States.

For more details about this opportunity, contact Russ Meyer at 512-761-3822 or