NSSI
P.O. Box 34042 • Houston, Texas 77234 • Phone (713) 641-0391
Mixed Waste: kpage@nssihouston.com
Chemical Waste: ivanmateo@nssihouston.com
RSO/Sealed Sources: crincon@nssihouston.com
President: jcruz@nssihouston.com
WASTE PACKAGING

Packaging of radioactive and chemical waste materials requires a knowledge of the waste to be shipped, and it's physical and chemical characteristics. In addition the shipper must have a thorough understanding of the packaging materials and the applicable transport regulations. Without a full understanding of all of these factors, the shipper may ship a waste material improperly and expose those who come in contact with the shipment to potential injury and himself to significant compliance fines.

NSSI is providing the following packaging instructions as an aid in shipping specific types of waste streams. The instructions are to detail NSSI's requirements for packaging and do not purport to be the requirements necessary to meet regulatory requirements.

The shipper is cautioned to review the packaging, labeling, and documentation used in shipping chemical and/or radioactive wastes to insure that it meets all regulatory requirements. NSSI does not accept any responsibility for a shippers failure to use proper shipping materials, to properly prepare or document such shipment, or to properly transport or offer such shipments for transport.

PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS:
COMPACTABLE SOLID RADIOACTIVE WASTE
NON-COMPACTABLE SOLID RADIOACTIVE WASTE
COMPACTED SOLID RADIOACTIVE WASTE  
RADIOACTIVE ANIMAL CARCASSES FOR INCINERATION/DIGESTION
L.S.A. SCINTILLATION LIQUIDS IN VIALS



PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPACTABLE SOLID RADIOACTIVE WASTE Compactable dry waste is considered to be any material which can be reduced in volume by mechanical compaction . This includes but is not limited to: paper, plastic, cloth, empty containers, etc.

LOADING
  1. Remove drum lid.
  2. line the drum with a 4-6 mil poly drum liner.
  3. Place solid waste material in the drum liner.
  4. When drum is full, fold over the top of the liner and tape closed.
  5. Check to assure the gasket is in the drum lid groove.
  6. Replace the drum cover. (Assure gasket stays in place.)
  7. Replace the closure ring and tighten bolt in place, be sure to properly torque the bolt to the..


SHIPPING
  1. Monitor the drum.
  2. Place applicable shipping labels on drum, mark as required.
  3. Properly mark to identify the specific drum, contents, generator and attach packing list.
  4. If Customer is shipping drum(s) back to NSSI:
    1. Call (713) 641-0391 and notify NSSI prior to shipment(Collect calls are not accepted).
    2. Sign and fax: (713) 641-6153 or e-mail a copy of the completed Radioactive Waste manifest form and supporting documentation. NSSI, P.O. Box 34042 Houston, Texas 77234
    3. Load the waste onto the transport vehicle and ship to: NSSI, 5711 Etheridge Street, Houston, Texas 77087 Have the transporter sign the manifest. Detach and retain the generator copy for your records.
  5. If the waste is to be picked up by NSSI:
    1. Call (713) 641-0391 (Collect calls are not accepted) and schedule a pickup date.
    2. Complete the Radioactive Waste Manifest Form prior to the pickup date. No waste will be picked up unless the manifest is completed and signed.
    3. At the time of pickup, the driver will sign the manifest and leave the generator copy with the customer.
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PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS FOR
NON-COMPACTABLE SOLID
RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Non-compactable dry waste is considered to be any material which cannot be reduced in volume by mechanical compaction . This includes but is not limited to: rocks, soil, ash, wood, metal, etc.

LOADING
  1. Remove drum lid.
  2. line the drum with a 4-6 mil poly drum liner.
  3. Place solid waste material in the drum liner.
  4. When drum is full, fold over the top of the liner and tape closed.
  5. Check to assure the gasket is in the drum lid groove.
  6. Replace the drum cover. (Assure gasket stays in place.)
  7. Replace the closure ring and tighten bolt in place.


SHIPPING
  1. Monitor the drum.
  2. Place applicable shipping labels on drum, and mark as required.
  3. Properly mark to identify the specific drum, contents, and generator.
  4. If Customer is shipping drum(s) back to NSSI:
    1. Call (713) 641-0391 (Collect calls are not accepted) and notify NSSI prior to shipment.
    2. Sign and mail or fax (713) 641-6153 a copy of the completed Radioactive Waste manifest form and supporting documentation to:NSSI, P.O. Box 34042, Houston, Texas 77234
    3. Load the waste onto the transport vehicle and ship to:NSSI, 5711 Etheridge Street, Houston, Texas 77087. Have the transporter sign the manifest. Detach and retain the generator copy for your records.
  5. If the waste is to be picked up by NSSI:
    1. Call (713) 641-0391 (Collect calls are not accepted) and schedule a pickup date.
    2. Complete the Radioactive Waste Manifest Form prior to the pickup date. No waste will be picked up unless the manifest is completed and signed.
    3. At the time of pickup, the driver will sign the manifest and leave the generator copy with the customer.
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PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPACTED SOLID RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Compacted Waste is considered to be waste which has been compacted by any mechanical means and includes waste compacted in home trash mashers and industrial compactor units. Drums with gross weight in excess of 175 pounds will be considered compacted.

LOADING
  1. Remove drum lid.
  2. Line the drum with a 4-6 mil poly drum liner.
  3. Place solid waste material in the drum liner.
  4. When drum is full, fold over the top of the liner and tape closed.
  5. Check to assure the gasket is in the drum lid groove.
  6. Replace the drum cover. (Assure gasket stays in place.)
  7. replace the closure ring and tighten bolt in place. Be sure to properly torque the bolt to the manufacturers specifications.


SHIPPING
  1. Monitor the drum.
  2. Place applicable shipping labels on drum, and mark as required.
  3. Properly mark to identify the specific drum, contents, and generator.
  4. If Customer is shipping drum(s) back to NSSI:
    1. Call (713) 641-0391 (Collect calls are not accepted) and notify NSSI prior to shipment.
    2. Sign and mail or fax (713) 641-6153 a copy of the completed Radioactive Waste manifest form and supporting documentation to: NSSI, P.O. Box 34042, Houston, Texas 77234
    3. Load the waste onto the transport vehicle and ship to: NSSI,5711 Etheridge Street, Houston, Texas 77087. Have the transporter sign the manifest. Detach and retain the generator copy for your records.
  5. If the waste is to be picked up by NSSI:
    1. Call (713) 641-0391 (Collect calls are not accepted) and schedule a pickup date.
    2. Complete the Radioactive Waste Manifest Form prior to the pickup date. No waste will be picked up unless the manifest is completed and signed.
    3. At the time of pickup, the driver will sign the manifest and leave the generator copy with the customer.
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PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS FOR RADIOACTIVE ANIMAL CARCASSES FOR INCINERATION/DIGESTION

LOADING
  1. Remove drum lid from outer drum.
  2. Remove drum lid from inner drum.
  3. Remove poly bag, labels, and lime/absorbent mixture.
  4. Line the 30 gallon drum with the poly bag provided.
  5. Place the animal carcasses into the 30 gallon drum in layers using the lime/absorbent mixture provided in between each layer of animal carcasses. (3" lime/absorbent, 6" animal, 3" lime/absorbent, etc.)
  6. Fill the remaining void of inner drum with the remainder of the lime/absorbent mixture provided.
  7. Close the poly bag liner, removing the entrapped air as applicable. Twist the liner top, and secure with tape.
  8. Secure the lid on the inner drum with the ring and bolt. (Make sure gasket is in place before tightening the bolt).
  9. Place the inner 30 gallon drum inside the outer 55 gallon drum.
  10. Check to assure gasket is in outer drum lid groove.
  11. Replace the outer drum cover. (Assure gasket stays in place).
  12. Replace the closure ring and tighten bolt in place.


SHIPPING
  1. Monitor the drum.
  2. Place applicable shipping labels on drum, and mark as required.
  3. Properly mark to identify the specific drum, contents, and generator.
  4. If Customer is shipping drum(s) back to NSSI:
    1. Call (713) 641-0391 (Collect calls are not accepted) and notify NSSI prior to shipment.
    2. Sign and mail or fax (713) 641-6153 a copy of the completed Radioactive Waste manifest form and supporting documentation to: NSSI, P.O. Box 34042, Houston, Texas 77234.
    3. Load the waste onto the transport vehicle and ship to:NSSI, 5711 Etheridge Street, Houston, Texas 77087. Have the transporter sign the manifest. Detach and retain the generator copy for your records.
  5. If the waste is to be picked up by NSSI:
    1. Call (713) 641-0391 (Collect calls are not accepted) and schedule a pickup date.
    2. Complete the Radioactive Waste Manifest Form prior to the pickup date. No waste will be picked up unless the manifest is completed and signed.
    3. At the time of pickup, the driver will sign the manifest and leave the generator copy with the customer.




PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS FOR L.S.A. SCINTILLATION LIQUIDS IN VIALS

LOADING
  1. Remove 55 gallon drum lid.
  2. Remove large poly bag and labels.

    NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ABSORBENT MATERIAL IN POLYBAG IN BOTTOM OF DRUM.

  3. Line the inner drum with poly bay provided.
  4. Place vials inside the ploy liner.

    NOTE: DO NOT PLACE OTHER RADIOACTIVE WASTE (LE., PAPER TOWELS, VIAL TRAYS, METAL OBJECTS, ETC.) IN DRUM. DO NOT ADD ABSORBENT TO THE VIALS IN THE DRUM.

  5. When drum is full, fold over the top of the liner and tape closed.
  6. Check to assure gasket is in drum groove.
  7. Replace the drum cover. (Assure gasket stays in place).
  8. Replace the closure ring and tighten bolt in place.


SHIPPING
  1. Monitor the drum.
  2. Place applicable shipping labels on drum, and mark as required.
  3. Properly mark to identify the specific drum, contents, and generator.
  4. If Customer is shipping drum(s) back to NSSI:
    1. Call (713) 641-0391 (Collect calls are not accepted) and notify NSSI prior to shipment.
    2. Sign and mail or fax (713) 641-6153 a copy of the completed Radioactive Waste manifest form and supporting documentation to: NSSI, P.O. Box 34042, Houston, Texas 77234.
    3. Load the waste onto the transport vehicle and ship to: NSSI, 5711 Etheridge Street, Houston, Texas 77087. Have the transporter sign the manifest. Detach and retain the generator copy for your records.
  5. If the waste is to be picked up by NSSI:
    1. Call (713) 641-0391 (Collect calls are not accepted) and schedule a pickup date.
    2. Complete the Radioactive Waste Manifest Form prior to the pickup date. No waste will be picked up unless the manifest is completed and signed.
    3. At the time of pickup, the driver will sign the manifest and leave the generator copy with the customer.


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