|AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POSSIBLE RELEASE OF TRITIUM GAS |
The licensee provided the following information via email:
"Sometime between 03-05-2007 and 03-09-2007, 12 Tritium Exit signs containing approximately 6.2 Ci of Tritium each were released from Stanford University to the Newby Island Landfill in Milpitas, CA. The exit signs were reported to have been crushed on a hard surface with a possible release of the Tritium gas contained in the glass beads in the exit signs, and then covered with 60 tons of dirt. The Tritium exit signs are manufactured by the Isolite Safety Light Corporation in Bloomberg, PA. Licensee RSO will contact the Isolite Safety Light Corporation for more information concerning the Tritium exit signs and determine if the Tritium therein was released as a gas, or if any remains after crushing the glass beads that may be water soluble. The General Manager of the Newby Island Landfill was contacted by licensee RSO."