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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ohio State University, released a risk assessment concluding that silica-based spent foundry sands from iron, steel and aluminum foundries, when used in certain soil-related applications, are protective of human health and the environment, and yield environmental benefits.

Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that steel import permit applications for the month of December total 3,563,000 net tons (NT).

Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,635,000 net tons (NT) of steel in November, including 2,878,000 NT of finished steel (down 18.2 percent and 16.3 percent, respectively, vs. October final data).

Co-sponsors of an international student competition on cold-formed steel design declared three winners from the University of North Texas, Tongji University and the University of Waterloo.

Conner Samuels, senior director of security operations investigations, policy and threat management at Time Warner Cable, and Sergeant Todd Powell of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Metal Theft Unit in Maryland, have recently been named to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) Law Enforcement Advisory Council (LEAC).