Shipping

 

Sample shipments to/from Argonne have separate requirements according to their status as non-hazardous or hazardous.

 


 

Non-Hazardous Materials

Non-hazardous samples (including dry shippers without liquid), materials, and tools may be shipped to Argonne, or transported by the user. Please contact your local Safety Office for assistance with proper shipping methods. Packages should be addressed as follows:

 

Monday – Friday (Except Holidays)

  • Name of BioCARS Contact Person
    CARS, Building 434-B
    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Lemont, IL 60439

Saturday Deliveries

Saturday deliveries are accommodated.

The shipment must be sent to the Argonne Guest House, addressed to a person in your group who has a reservation there and
strictly following the Non-hazardous Saturday FedEx Delivery Procedure.


 

Biohazardous Materials

Please contact:

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is forbidden to transport to Argonne or perform experiments at the APS with any of the Select Agents Listed by the CDC, and any of the high consequence livestock and plant pathogens and toxins listed in APHIS Agricultural Select Agents. The penalties for violating this law are severe. The APS is not registered with the CDC to possess, receive, or transport Select Agents.

 


 

Hazardous Materials

Users are NOT allowed to bring or ship hazardous or infectious substances directly to CARS. These substances are materials identified as hazardous by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or International Air Transport Association (IATA), such as liquid nitrogen, propane, freon or ethane, and biological samples that are identified as hazardous by DOT or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These substances must be shipped to the address given below.

 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY USERS TRANSPORT A NONEXEMPT HAZARDOUS OR BIO-HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TO THE APS IN THEIR OWN VEHICLES.

 

For shipping of biohazardous materials to BioCARS please contact:

 

Otherwise, to have a hazardous material shipped to CARS, please inform your CARS contact person of the shipment and address the package to:

  • CARS Staff Person’s Name
    CARS, Building 434-B
    c/o HazMat Receiving, Building 46
    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Lemont, IL 60439

 


 

All substances MUST be packaged and labeled according to the DOT regulations or Argonne National Lab Receiving will refuse to accept the shipment. Please contact your local Safety Office for assistance with proper shipping methods.