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About Jared Paben

Jared Paben Associate Editor Jared Paben has worked for Resource Recycling since December 2014. Most of his earlier career was spent as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Bellingham, Wash., but he also has experience working for the Oregon volunteerism commission and for Oregon nonprofits serving low-income populations. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Researchers study toxics emitted by burning e-scrap

Published: March 2, 2017
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epa testing equipment

PerkinElmer used interconnected pieces of equipment to burn e-scrap and study the gases that were emitted.

It’s well understood that torching scrap electronics – either through crude processing or accidental warehouse fires – releases harmful toxics. But testing supported by the U.S. EPA has now helped identify exactly which substances are emitted, and it found some previously undetected by researchers.

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