NASEM Sees Uncertainties In EPA Effort To Assess EAF Slag’s Health Risks

November 17, 2023
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) is warning of serious uncertainties with assessing the risks associated with the use of unencapsulated electric arc furnace (EAF) slag, a steel manufacturing byproduct, telling EPA that more data is needed and that officials should proceed cautiously when analyzing site-specific risks. “Based upon its review of the available evidence and its judgment, the committee identified factors considered to have the potential to contribute to the highest risks from the use of...

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