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Washington State University The Dynamic Compression Sector

Shipping Instructions

Shipments to and from Argonne National Laboratory have separate requirements according to weight and their status as non-hazardous or hazardous.

Heavy / Large Shipments

All users shipping items weighing more than 65 pounds to/from DCS requires APS rigging services and an APS User Account.  The APS User Account must be set up prior to any shipping actions to incur the APS rigging fees. 

Shipping requests should be communicated to and will receive approvals from the DCS Manager.  Once a shipment is approved and you have initiated the shipment to DCS, please email the shipment tracking information to

Non-Hazardous Materials

Non-hazardous samples (including dry shippers without liquid), materials, and tools may be shipped to Argonne, or transported by the user.  Packages should be addressed as follows:

Monday – Friday (Except Holidays)
WSU c/o Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Building 438F/F001
Attention: Liz Prokop
Lemont, IL 60439

Weekends and Holidays
Name of User (who has room reservation)
c/o Argonne Guest House, Building 460
9700 South Cass Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439

Shipments on Weekends and Holidays must be arranged in advance with the APS.  Please contact the DCS at (630) 252-9854 to arrange such a shipment.

Hazardous Materials

Users are NOT allowed to bring or ship hazardous substances directly to the DCS.  These substances are materials identified as hazardous by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or International Air Transport Association (IATA).  Under no circumstances may users transport a nonexempt hazardous material to the APS in their own vehicles.

Please follow the APS Transporting Hazardous Materials Instructions.


For more information about shipping materials to the DCS please contact the DCS at (630) 252-9854 or