Irradiator Disposal & Recycling

We bring over 20 years expertise carrying out safe, compliant removal of a variety of irradiators. We ensure the service we offer is in line with the European Union waste framework directive by favouring recycling over disposal. This is in line with UK Environment Agency Best Available Techniques (BAT) strategy and is fully compliant with all domestic and international regulations.

All operations are undertaken by our own trained and experienced staff at all times ensuring our high standards of safety and quality are maintained whilst providing a safe, compliant and cost-effective solution. 

Our qualified technicians remove the shielded housing from the irradiator, with the source(s) contained securely inside, and transfer it in an approved Type B transport package, owned by Eckert & Ziegler Environmental Services (EZE), directly to our secure facility. This is As Low as Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) with regards to protection of persons and the environment from the effects of Ionising Radiation.

Performing the removal in this way means there is minimal disruption to the work of our customers whilst the responsibility for safe custody and compliant transport is transferred to EZE at the point where the source is removed from site.

The source(s) are transferred to EZE’s purpose-built recycling facility in Germany where the Cs-137 and Co-60 irradiators are decommissioned. The sources are removed in the facility hot cells for recycling or re-use.