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Getting the lead out: Radiation aprons and hazardous waste

I found myself in an e-mail conversation recently about the disposal of lead radiation aprons and whether there is a hazardous waste or EPA aspect to this activity.

My experience has been that these aprons indeed do need to be disposed of as hazardous waste. However, you may be able to prevail upon the vendor from which you’ll obtain new aprons to help you out in this regard.

In such cases, a vendor may have some sort of up-charge, but maybe you can negotiate it into the price of the new aprons.