NO! Incoming scrap metal awaiting shredding is not a hazard. These are large pieces of metal like water heaters, household appliances and crushed cars. Incoming scrap metal is staged in paved areas and is shredded within 24-48 hours of receipt. Stockpiles are routinely monitored and protected prior to shredding.
Processed metal products are also stockpiled for shipment and do not pose a risk. These products are solid metal objects that do not leach or emit pollutants into the air.