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Emergency Response to Spills

Dealing With a Spill

If you have a radioactive spill, but cannot decide if it is a major or minor one, call response personnel as shown below.

Minor spills (less than 100 exemption quantities of a radioisotope)
Major spills (more than 100 exemption quantities or a radioisotope, or contamination of personnel, or release of volatile material)

Response Personnel

Daytime: call the Radiation Safety Officer, at 2245

Outside work hours or if RSO is unavailable:
McGill Downtown Campus Security at 3000
MacDonald Campus Security at 7777