IamA technician who disposes of nuclear materials at a national lab. AMA!
My short bio: My background: I spent a term in the US Navy, working on submarines (nuclear electrician, fuck skimmers. :) ). Ended up getting a degree completely unrelated to that (and it turns out it was more or less pointless). I live in Chicago, and work at Argonne National Lab, doing decontamination and decommissioning work on a facility that they are getting rid of.
My Proof: http://i.imgur.com/xeFZ5YJ.jpg
One small caveat: While my work at Argonne isn't classified, some of my previous work is. So please bear that in mind. I will be very careful about what I answer, but I'll try to at least say "I can't really say anything on that topic" or some such.
edit at 6:30 CST: I'm going to get beers and go play poker with friends. If anybody has more questions, I'll try to answer anything people throw at me sometime tomorrow (or later tonight if I get cleaned out early).
Thanks guys, its been fun so far!