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Circular 1196-P
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Supersedes Open-File Report 03-282

Beryllium Recycling in the United States in 2000

By Larry D. Cunningham


This report describes the flow of beryllium in the United States in 2000 with emphasis on the extent to which beryllium was either recycled or reused. Beryllium was recycled mostly from new scrap that was generated during the manufacture of beryllium-related components. In 2000, about 35 metric tons of beryllium was either recycled or reused, about 14 percent of which was derived from old scrap. The beryllium recycling rate was calculated to be about 10 percent, and beryllium scrap recycling efficiency, about 7 percent.

Circular 1196-P [266-KB PDF file]

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