Radioactive material is a problem for the waste and recycling industry
Radioactive materials are used in medical, industrial and research fields. If these materials mistakenly end up in general waste or waste recycling sites they will contaminate the load and potentially end up contaminating products made from the recycled material, for example: melting radioactive materials metal with non-radioactive materials scrap metal will create recycled metal that is now radioactive. The radioactive material can also contaminate the disposal or recycling site which might result in harm to staff, a costly shut-down and lengthy cleaning operation.
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