Scrap Contaminated With Radioactive Material Shipped From Beaver Falls Facility

A Beaver Falls scrapyard is working to develop a plan to decontaminate its facility, along with sites in Ohio to which scrap contaminated with radioactive material was shipped. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was notified this week that the contaminated recycled scrap was shipped from PSC Metals, Inc. in Beaver Falls to two facilities in Ohio, according to a news release. Readings were taken at the Beaver Falls scrapyard by a  team from the DEP’s Radiation Protection Program, according to the release. Elevated readings were found on one large metal shredder, which has been isolated, and on gloves used by two workers. Additional testing is being done by the DEP to ensure that there was no skin contamination.  Officials say it does not pose a health risk to employees or the general public.