Answer to Question #5646 Submitted to "Ask the Experts"
The following question was answered by an expert in the appropriate field:
I need to give some radiation safety talks to an aluminum recycling plant. I am looking for a website that may have a listing of radiation contamination incidents in metal recycling plants.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have some reports of sealed sources that went to, or were going to, a metal recycling facility.
The IAEA's website pages of interest are:
The IAEA reports (very large pdf files) of interest are:
A DOE report of interest is:
John P. Hageman, MS, CHP
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