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Do metal-shredding facilities pose a threat to public health or the environment?

 

Do metal-shredding facilities pose a threat to public health or the environment?


What about the large piles of scrap metal at these facilities awaiting shredding? Are they a hazard?

 

What about the large piles of scrap metal at these facilities awaiting shredding? Are they a hazard?


How much scrap metal do Californians generate?

 

How much scrap metal do Californians generate?


How about the materials left over after the metals have been removed from the shredded scrap?

 

How about the materials left over after the metals have been removed from the shredded scrap?


Where does this mass of metal-containing objects go?

 

Where does this mass of metal-containing objects go?


What about non-metallic particles that may be released during the shredding process or when the residue is stored on site?

 

What about non-metallic particles that may be released during the shredding process or when the residue is stored on site?


Are these scrap metal materials considered a hazardous waste?

 

Are these scrap metal materials considered a hazardous waste?


Are employees at these facilities subjected to greater health risks?

 

Are employees at these facilities subjected to greater health risks?


How are metal-shredder facilities regulated, and what is the proposed change?

 

How are metal-shredder facilities regulated, and what is the proposed change?


What would happen to the metal shredder industry under these proposed regulations?

 

What would happen to the metal shredder industry under these proposed regulations?


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