McGill waste disposal is free of charge to all users, provided the waste is presented as defined by the University and governmental guidelines. To maintain this free service and to avoid any expensive disposal penalties, radioactive waste picked up from users will be periodically checked.
For liquids: A full characterization of the liquid waste will be done to ensure that specifications are met.
For Delay and Decay: It's simple: should the waste not be decayed after the calculated period, we will suspect that the label was not properly filled out.
Penalties: The HWM is enforcing policies, procedures and guidelines using the Internal Responsability System (IRS). We will base our actions on:
- Severity of the infraction
- Laboratory safety record (EHS inspection, spill report, etc.)