Return Source Policy
In 1980, as we were beginning to lay the groundwork for what would become Frontier Technology Corporation (FTC), the disposal of spent or depleted sources was not considered to be a difficult area of business. However, as the company progressed, it became apparent that we did not want to have a FTC fabricated source in the field without allowing the source to be returned to FTC through a properly developed disposal procedure that followed applicable regulatory guidelines and operating policies of Frontier Technology Corporation. Although times have changed as well as regulations, FTC has continued to maintain a policy that any Californium-252 neutron course fabricated at our facility could, at any time, be returned to us for fee-free disposal. All costs related to shipping to Frontier Technology is the responsibility of the customer.
It is a normal course of action for our customer to return any depleted sources when our shipping container is being returned to FTC following delivery of a fresh Cf-252 source. Frontier Technology Corporation also can receive non-FTC source material but must agree to accept in advance, any non-FTC source being shipped to our facilities. While Frontier Technology Corporation is not required to keep such sources, we feel that a responsible source manufacturer should provide disposal opportunities for depleted sources. It is a service we feel is a responsible action and promotes our industry in a positive manner.
Please feel free to review our policies and return authorization documents. If you have any questions, please contact us via phone or email.
FTC Depleted Source Return Policy (PDF - 168KB)
Authorization for Returned Sources (PDF - 187KB)