Radioactivity and scrap: Time to share the burden

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Courtesy of Recycling International

The melting of metals containing a radioactive source can have devastating health, environmental and financial implications. But according to leading lights within the recycling industry, scrap processors do not receive adequate support from governments, among others, in tackling this monumental challenge. The industry’s concerns were highlighted at a workshop dedicated to the subject at the BIR world recycling body’s recent Autumn Convention in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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