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Beneficial Uses of Steel Slagsteel_foundry

Slag generated during steel production is not necessarily a waste and can be repurposed in a variety of ways.  Cardno ChemRisk provided support in the preparation of a human and ecological health risk assessment for the Steel Slag Coalition for the purposes of assessing 14 uses of steel slag. The analysis included an extensive slag characterization and risk assessment for the end-uses of three types of steel and iron slag (BF, BOF and EAF slag). The project included a screening level ecological assessment, slag-specific bioavailability studies, and a Monte Carlo analysis to quantify uncertainties. As a result of the assessment, we prepared a beneficial use matrix describing the acceptable uses of slag.  Click here for more information.