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Waste, radioactive source

Waste from ionising radiation sources

Ionising radiation sources must be disposed of in varying ways depending on the type of radiation source.

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The user is responsible for handling and disposing of the waste in a safe and correct way, taking into account the type of ionising radiation source.

New routines for disposal of hazardous waste, including radioactive waste has been implemented at UiB. These routines requires registration of waste in electronic disposal form at UiB, and registration in "Avfallsdeklarering.no". Only persons responsible for wast has access to "Avfallsdeklarering.no".

Waste containers for radioactive waste

All radioactive waste must be placed in black waste containers that are clearly marked with sticker for radioactive waste with a sticker for radioactive content on both the front and back. See picture of black waste container on the right side.

Declaration form at UiB:

Waste declaration at waste depot:

  • If the waste can be left to decay in an approved room at UiB, the waste must not be sent as radioactive waste, but as problematic waste.
  • If the waste is to be sent to Senja or IFE, UiB must declare the waste in "Avfallsdeklarering.no".
    • Before sending, the person responsible for the waste room must write a 9-digit declaration number on the waste container, in addition to the nuclide and the activity on the waste.
  • To declare radioactive waste through “Avfallsdeklarering.no” you need a user account. Please contact central radiation protection coordinator: Bente-Lise Lillebø

Waste that has been counted as radioactive waste must be sent to a waste reception center at least once a year. UiB recommends that radioactive waste should be sent to a waste reception center in early autumn so that declaration and disposal are ready well before the end of the year.