Report radioactive waste

Report multiple waste deliveries

In order for DD to receive more radioactive waste, we need some information about the waste before the shipment can take place.

This information must be entered in the DD Excel sheet, which can be downloaded from the menu on the right. Then upload the completed Excel sheet to DD in the window below.

Further down the page is a guide to filling in the DD Excel sheet.

Please note that corrections cannot be made to a submitted DD Excel sheet here on the site, but only by contacting a DD staff member.

Report more waste items


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Guide to the notification of radioactive waste to DD.

Items marked with * must be completed

Declaration ID (cell E1):

To be filled in by DD. The notification will have a unique case number to which DD will be able to refer.

*Company name/customer (cell E2):

Fill in the card, who is the waste notifier? DD has contact details from the profile.

*A: Source ID/serial no:

Sources often have a unique ID. Often found on a source-plate and/or the associated certificate. Low-active sources may not have an ID written, but an associated certificate.

*B: Waste type:

From the drop-down menu in the cell, select the waste type that best describes the item:

Flammable / Smoke detector / School source / Apparatus / Solid waste / Organic liquid / Inorganic liquid /

Source / DEFECT source / Biological waste / OTHER (tender under note point O)

*C: Identification of waste item for DD management:

It is important that the individual waste item(s) can be easily identified, with the required source information, especially when several sources are transferred at the same time. Please apply a clearly written/marked identification number to the waste item. If several sources are packed in one box, indicate the contents of this box. E.g. Box A, contains sources 1, 4 and 5. Box B, contains sources 2, 3 and 6.

D: What? Information on the use of the source:

Please describe briefly what the source was used for. Density meter, source removed from apparatus, organic chemistry from experiments, etc. This may give DD a better impression of the source.

*E: Information on source nuclide (isotope):

Specify which nuclide (isotope). Here you can select (drop-down list) the most common isotopes. E.g. I-125, H-3, C-14, Fe-55, Co-60, Am-241, I-125 etc. If the isotope is not on the list, just write the isotope itself (however, the sheet will not be able to calculate the decay).

*F: State (liquid/solid)? Closed/Open source:

DD must know the state of the source and whether it is a closed or open source in terms of handling on receipt and further treatment.

*G: Reference activity:

Specify the source reference activity. This may be indicated by the source-plate of the source and/or the source's associated certificate. Together with the reference date the current activity can be calculated.

*H: Unit of ref. activity:

Select from the drop-down menu in the unit cell on the specified reference activity:

GBq / MBq / kBq (Conversion of old unit: 1 mCi = 37 MBq)

*I: Reference date (dd-mm-yyyy):

Enter the date of the reference activity. This allows the current activity to be calculated.

J: Half-life [days] (locked):

Stated half-life in days for the listed isotope (column E). Used to calculate decay.

K: PRESENT (calculated) activity after decay [MBq] (locked):

Calculation based on ref. Activity and date and isotope (half-life).

L: Device on current activity (locked):

Same as column H.

M: Date of calculated PRESENT activity (dd-mm-yyyy) (locked):

Retrieve today.

*N: Shielding:

Please describe the shielding or packaging of the source. Important to know behind which type of shielding the dose rate is measured. This can give DD a better impression of the source.

*O: Measured dose rate at surface of source [µSv/h]:

The dose rate is measured on the source surface at a maximum distance of 1 cm. Liquid source is measured on the surface of the container. Find the MAX value. This information is important in the context of radiation safety in the handling of the source at DD reception (as well as transport, ADS rules).

P: Measured dose rate 1 meter from source [µSv/h]:

This can be a good check of the dose rate measured on the surface and give DD a better impression of the source and its handling on receipt.

*Q: Weight [kg]

This may give DD a better impression of the source and its handling upon receipt. Sources are also weighed at DD for billing purposes.

*R: Volume [L]

This may give DD a better impression of the source and its handling upon receipt. This also for invoicing purposes.


Is a picture of the waste item attached to the notification, Yes/No (drop-list).

T: Other relevant comments:

Possible information on DEFEKTER, something unknown about the waste item.

Please upload pictures of all waste items, their certificates, inspection reports or other relevant information about the source.