SCRAP METAL TOOL KIT
metal is an important source material for the metal production industry,
contributing a large fraction of the final product (in the case of steel, about
50%). Most cities have several scrapyards, ranging from small operations
involving a few individuals through medium sized facilities to, in
industrialized States, large scrapyards handling between a hundred thousand and
some ten million tonnes of scrap metal each year. The number of metal works and
foundries worldwide that buy scrap to melt and refine or cast to shape is in
the tens of thousands. Furthermore, there is substantial transboundary movement
of scrap metal and other products of the metal recycling and production
industries. As a consequence, radioactive material inadvertently incorporated into scrap metal and semi finished products of the metal recycling industries are occasionally and unwittingly transported across national borders.
This site was developed with the objective to provide a collaboration and information exchange platform for developing capabalities and knowledge sharing in activities related to the control of radioactive material inadvertently incorporated in scrap metal or semi-finished products of the metal recycling industries.