Radioactive material is used in a variety of educational and research applications. Common examples include sealed radioactive standards, unsealed radioactive tracers, liquid scintillation counters, and uranium or thorium safeguarded materials like uranyl acetate. Institutions that use radioactive material are required to comply with Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulations and — in some cases — international safeguard requirements.

ALARA provides a range of services including

    • Disposal
    • Class 7 TDG transportation
    • Radiation survey meter (e.g., Geiger counters) sales, calibration, & repair
    • Sealed source leak testing analysis


ALARA is now a Location Outside Facility (LOF) and approved to dispose of safeguarded material