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Pollution Prevention (P2)

Scrap Metal Merchants Sector Insights Bulletin

Metal scrap recycling is a large complex industry requiring many processing techniques that may pose a range of health and safety concerns for employees and the environment. This bulletin highlights pollution prevention opportunities, including those on the use of environmentally-friendly products and practices to avoid the release of liquid hazardous materials, such as oils and lead-acid battery contents, and air conditioning refrigerants, such as chlorofluorocarbons.

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