Uranium Compounds and Other Natural Radioactivities
Uranium containing compounds and other materials containing naturally occurring radioactivity are considered to be radioactive at Argonne National Laboratory. Small quantities may not require special packaging under Department of Transportation regulations but do require radioactive postings and handling once they arrive at the Laboratory. These materials must be shipped via the Argonne Materials Controls & Accountability (MC&A) Group. Any use of naturally occurring radioactive materials must be brought to the attention of your Beamline and/or the APS (Bruce Glagola) as early as possible to assure that the compounds are handled according to the required regulations. See APS Experiment Hazard Class 8.1 for details on shipping and other requirements for radioactive materials.
Reviewed and Updated: May 23, 2011