(Jan 19, 2010)
Oak Ridge, TN – January 19, 2010 – Nucsafe Inc. today announced it has entered into an agreement with Nucor Corporation to provide radiation detection systems and monitoring services. These systems will be located at all 18 Nucor steel mill locations across the United States. This placement will allow Nucsafe’s Guardian® Radiation Detection Systems to scan all incoming materials entering the facilities, and at various additional locations before the scrap metal is recycled.
With this agreement, Nucsafe will provide radiation detection systems, remote alarm monitoring, automatic email and SMS messaging, systems maintenance and 24/7 on-call and on-site service. “These highly advanced radiation detection systems will be one more key element in Nucor’s implementation of a holistic approach to their radiation detection program. Nucsafe looks forward to providing Nucor the same level of technical expertise, sophistication and support that our military, homeland security, and first responder clients already enjoy”, said Steve Tymoszuk, Nucsafe Systems Product Manager.
Founded in 1999, Nucsafe designs and manufactures highly sensitive radiation measurement systems for nuclear safeguards, homeland security and the steel/scrap industries. Nucsafe has R&D, corporate and manufacturing facilities located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Corbin, KY. Nucsafe systems are manufactured in the United States in accordance with ISO 9001:2000. In addition, Nucsafe’s manufacturing facility also holds both ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18001 registrations.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel — in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies Ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and non-ferrous scrap. Nucor is North America’s largest recycler. With a production capacity that exceeds 26 million tons, Nucor is the largest producer of steel in the United States.