Juniata College possesses a specific license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the use and possession of radioactive materials. The College maintains a current registration with the PA Department of Environmental Protection for the use of radiation generating devices. The operations that involve the use of radioactive material or sources of ionizing radiation include the following:

  • Use of 60Co sealed sources in laboratory experiments.
  • Use of radiation generating machines in the laboratory.
  • Use of unsealed radioisotopes in laboratory experiments and research projects.

This program is designed to maintain exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) through the use of engineering controls, training and awareness and administrative control procedures.