Radioactive scrap plan sounds alarms

Feb 04, 2013 | 11:34 AM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Department of Energy, AISI, SMA, radiological scrap, ferrous scrap, nickel scrap, Tom Gibson, Eric Stuart Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — A number of metal industry trade groups are rallying against a Department of Energy (DOE) proposal that some say could release up to 1 million tons of scrap from radiological areas, arguing that the potential negative health impacts far outweigh the benefits of increased scrap volumes on the market.

The American Iron and Steel Institute, the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), the Nickel Institute, the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council and other groups are preparing a critical commentary of the DOE’s proposal that they expect to release before the mandated comment period ends Feb. 11, AMM understands. ....

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