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Old 15-08-22, 20:20
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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Shilo MB, the armpit of Canada
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There was a couple of workers from the Cdn Nuclear safety commission that attended a local gun show a number of years back in Wpg. They were travelling across the country spreading the word that they would accept old radioactive materials like compasses etc when the time came to dispose of them.

I doubt there is any radium on the commercial gauges in the earlier cmps, but it is possible on the round gauges. I know the carrier speedometer gauge came up radioactive.

There is something called the Historic Artefact Recovery Program. While that link is dead on my computer, here is the main page:

Radium luminous devices may also be accepted for disposal through the Government of Canada at no cost through the Historic Artefact Recovery Program (PDF, 285 KB) (HARP), operated by CNL. HARP provides technical advice, assistance, identification and management of radioactive artefacts, including radium luminous devices, found on public and private properties across Canada.
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