Environmental quality criteria for steel scrap

The steel scrap must meet the following environmental quality criteria:

• There must be no substantial contamination of the scrap as laid out in the descriptions of the EU-27 Steel Scrap Specification or equivalent national Member State or international specifications.

• There must be no substantial mixing with hazardous waste, defined as waste marked with an asterisk (*) in Commission Decision 2000/532/EC as amended.

• All grades shall be checked, within the limitations of accessibility and in strict compliance with appropriate detection equipment for radioactivity, to identify: - material presenting radioactivity in excess of the ambient level of radioactivity - radioactive material in sealed containers even if no significant exterior radioactivity is detectable due to shielding or due to the position of the sealed source in the scrap delivery.

Conformance to the above criteria must be ascertained by visual inspection (or sampling and evaluation) and testing for radioactivity.

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