Radium found in drum at scrap metal recycler The Record
Thursday, May 31, 2007
By EUNNIE PARK
BERGENFIELD — The state Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a drum at a local scrap metal recycler that contains radioactive material.
The 55-gallon container packed with lead shot and scrap metal at Bergen Metal Recycling on Hill Place triggered a reading for radium, a metal that is sometimes found in old industrial smoke detectors and static eliminators, said DEP spokesman Lawrence Hajna.