Thursday, May 08, 2008


Yesterday I found some 3H-labelled [cellular assay drug] in our freezer.

We don't have a radiation license. Oh, and the half life? 12.3 YEARS.

So.... how am I going to deal with this, without getting the lab in serious trouble?

I am going to put it in the back of the freezer and graduate before anyone notices.


A couple years ago, another lab- which does have a radiation license- moved to Snooty U. They packed up the freezer contents in styrofoam boxes with dry ice, loaded it all onto the truck, and then unloaded it all immediately into the -80.

When safety came by to inspect, they found two packages of hot dogs in with the 32-P.

Someone was not paying attention while packing.

Safety was very upset.