While most source owners are desirous of disposing their sources; most are probably not aware that there may be more attractive alternatives. Qal-Tek’s program opens up the possibility to three different pathways for dispositioning your unwanted sources. Qal-Tek’s program affords added latitude and opens other possibilities that might not otherwise be possible. In each case, Qal-Tek seeks the lowest cost choice whenever possible to facilitate the needs of its customers.
Things are not always as they seem
Seeking affordable ways to dispose of unwanted radioactive sources is becoming a complicated and costly affair. Disposal regulations from federal, state, and local governments when coupled to Agreement State and Compact Rules compound the complexity and costs.
Most licensees incorrectly assume that disposing of their source via regulated disposal sites absolves them from all further regulatory responsibility, ownership, and liability. In reality, the disposal pathway does not necessarily cut fiduciary ties to the source as one would logically deduce.
Ownership and liability remains attached to the “Generator” or “Last Beneficial User.” These parties retain financial responsibility even when disposed properly at federal, state, or privately owned sites as governed by LLRW federal regulations. If for whatever reason any of these disposal sites go bankrupt or have an accident, liability may still fall back to the Last Beneficial User. Therefore, the only true and absolute release from all liability comes from the transfer of the materials to another properly authorized licensee, who then by law, becomes the Last Beneficial User. The Recycling and Reutilization pathways offered by Qal-Tek (when plausible) afford this fully guaranteed release.