CNN.com reports that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has launched a program this month that will help schools safely dispose of radioactive materials normally used in classroom instruction. Agency officials will now collect radioactive materials and send them to a disposal facility. For decades, school science labs have used low-level radioactive samples in physics and chemistry classes. Leftover samples from experiments are typically sealed and stored in closets or storerooms. However, due to teacher retirement, new lessons, and new samples coming in, it is very easy for a school to lose track of the samples they already have, and...
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