When scrap metal is contaminated with a radioactive source, there is no simple solution. Not only does it pose a major threat to those handling the material at a waste site, it can also result in site shut downs, extensive clean-up operations and the expensive disposal of all the contaminated material. If not detected in time, unaffected metal may also become contaminated, with the final product output potentially becoming radioactive as well.
To reduce the extent of the health, environmental and economical effects radioactive material has on your scrap or waste disposal/recycling site, you need an extensive range of radiation detectors. Limit the extent of contamination at your site and the surrounding environment, whilst ensuring your staff are kept as safe as possible.