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Decommissioning &
Maintenance Surveys

Decommissioning
Facilities that are currently, or ever have been, posted for the active use or storage of radioactive materials that are designated for renovation or demolition must be decommissioned prior to being released. Decommissioning activities typically involve more extensive contamination surveys of the facilities beyond the close-out survey performed when the facility was no longer posted for the use of radioactive materials.

Planning and communication are essential to releasing facilities for renovation or demolition in a timely fashion. Depending on the size and scope of the decommissioning activity, 3-6 months prior to initiation of renovations/demolition should be sufficient for Radiation Safety to complete any necessary decommissioning activities.

Please consult your designated Laboratory Safety Compliance Officer for further information.
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Maintenance Surveys
When equipment that has been used with radioactive materials requires service or is being sent to surplus for disposal, a survey for contamination must be performed prior to transport of the unit or performance of the work. Examples of such equipment include, but are not limited to: hot sinks, fume hoods, refrigerators, freezers and analytical instruments.

Please consult your designated Laboratory Safety Compliance Officer for further information.
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