Radioactive Material Receiving

The UCSF Radioactive Materials License Requires a radioactive centralized material receiving and disposal program be implemented.

Call the UCSF Purchasing Department to initiate an order. You’ll need to provide the following information to the vendor:

  1. Principal investigator’s name.
  2. Name of the researcher responsible for the order.
  3. Principal investigator’s RUA number.
  4. Telephone number and building and room number of the laboratory.

Your order will be received by EH&S at one of the Approved Radiation Safety Receiving Laboratories where it will be processed and then delivered directly to your laboratory.

(Note: In some rare cases, individual users may be authorized by EH&S to receive radioactive materials directly but restrictions do apply so make sure you check with your EH&S department safety advisor before attempting to receive a direct delivery).

Radioactive Waste Disposal

Please refer to the radioactive waste form for recharge rates. EH&S will collect your radioactive waste from your laboratory. The waste must be properly packaged, documented, and separated into one of several categories. Disposal costs are based upon the category and quantity of waste. Call 476-1771 or your local EH&S office to schedule a waste pickup.