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Expert Group Meetings

Expert Group Meetings on Monitoring Radioactive Scrap Metal


Recognising the increasing appearance of radioactive scrap metals in scrap yards and in international trade, the UNECE, the European Commission (EC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) prepared in 2001 a “Report on the Improvement of the Management of Radiation Protection in the Recycling of Metal Scrap” that recommended measures to avoid the introduction of radiation sources into the metal recycling stream. In continuation of this work, the Government of the United States of America proposed to the UNECE secretariat that it should convene an international Expert Group to review and analyse existing national policies and experiences in the monitoring and interception of imported scrap metal for radioactive contamination at ports of entry and border crossing points.

  Second Expert Group Meeting - 2006
  First Expert Group Meeting - 2004