U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
IRON AND STEEL RECYCLING IN THE UNITED STATES IN 1998
By Michael D. Fenton
Open File Report 01-224
...Of immense concern to the scrap and steelmaking industries is the threat of accidental melting of radioactive scrap. Steel mills that receive ferrous scrap have been exposed to radioactive materials without warning. Such accidents can be extraordinarily expensive to steelmakers. The Federal Government recently proposed releasing very low-level radioactive scrap into the recycling stream, an action that is vigorously opposed by the scrap and steelmaking industries. The Metals Industry Recycling Coalition has been trying to persuade the U.S. Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, and the U.S. Congress to keep any radioactively contaminated scrap out of the commerce stream...
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