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Kuusakoski’s $6 million CRT cleanup deal approved

Published: January 13, 2022
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Inside the cleaned facility at 2200 Fairwood Ave.

The 131,000-square-foot space that had been leased by Closed Loop at 2200 Fairwood Ave. was cleaned up as of July 14, 2021. | Courtesy of Ensafe’s closure report.

On the final day of 2021, a judge approved Kuusakoski’s $6 million legal settlement with Ohio warehouse owners, marking a major milestone in the years-long Closed Loop CRT cleanup case.

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Former e-scrap exec sentenced to three years probation

Published: December 2, 2021
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Regulators estimate that Recycletronics stockpiled nearly 17 million pounds of CRT materials and other scrap electronics. | nampix/Shutterstock

The former leader of Recycletronics, an Iowa e-scrap firm that amassed CRT stockpiles and failed in 2017, has been sentenced to probation for violating federal hazardous waste laws.

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Eastern Electronics Recycling owner pleads guilty to CRT crime

Published: December 2, 2021
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Old television CRT isolated on black background.

A former e-scrap business owner on Nov. 17 pleaded guilty to knowingly storing hazardous waste without a permit, in violation of federal law. | underworld/Shutterstock

The owner and operator of a North Carolina e-scrap company has pleaded guilty to illegally storing lead-bearing CRT materials.

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Judge: Sony may have more CRT responsibility in Ohio

Published: October 14, 2021
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CRT pile for recycling.

Ten other defendants in the Closed Loop stockpile lawsuit objected to the Sony settlement amount. | Boonchuay1970 / Shutterstock

A federal judge denied Sony’s $1.2 million settlement in the Closed Loop cleanup case, saying the dollar amount may not cover all the pounds connected to the OEM.

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CRT cleanup to begin at former DP Electronic Recycling site

Published: September 10, 2021
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CRT television tube on black background.

URT plans to remove the first load of CRT material on Sept. 17 and then haul out three loads a week. | underworld / Shutterstock

Universal Recycling Technologies has been hired to clean up 1.7 million pounds of CRT materials abandoned by a closed Wisconsin e-scrap company.

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URT takes its frit powder project across the US

Published: July 29, 2021
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CRT glass processing equipment at URT.

URT has installed equipment nationwide to processes glass from CRTs into powders used to make frit, which is an ingredient used in compounding enamels and ceramic glazes. | Courtesy of URT.

After a roughly $1.2 million investment, Universal Recycling Technologies is currently processing 100% of the leaded CRT glass it handles into a feedstock for ceramic tiles.

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Processor and OEM agree to settle in Ohio CRT case

Published: July 22, 2021
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Dynamic shipped over 5.4 million pounds of CRT materials to Closed Loop on behalf of ASUS between Jan. 2013 and March 2016. | Zolnierek / Shutterstock

Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations and ASUS Computer International have agreed to pay $850,000 toward cleaning up CRT stockpiles left by Closed Loop Refining and Recovery.

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CRT cleanup progressing at Closed Loop sites in Phoenix

Published: July 1, 2021
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Closed Loop Arizona site from drone.

A drone photo showing CRT glass piles at the South 59th Avenue site, from a cleanup plan prepared by Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions.

In recent months, crews have cleaned up nearly 40 million pounds of CRT materials at former Closed Loop locations in Phoenix, including millions of pounds of leaded glass that sat outside for years.

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Recycletronics exec pleads guilty to CRT charges

Published: March 25, 2021
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A former e-scrap company owner faces potential prison time, fines and supervised release following any prison time served. | Zolnierek/Shutterstock

The leader of a company that stockpiled CRT materials in the Midwest has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of storing and stockpiling hazardous waste, federal prosecutors announced this week.

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5R CRT cleanup costs fall to landlord and taxpayers

Published: March 11, 2021
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CRT pile for recycling.

Court records detail how much material was stored at each 5R site, estimated cleanup costs and who will shoulder the financial burden of removing the hazardous waste. | Boonchuay1970/Shutterstock

A property owner paid $1.1 million to clean up e-scrap abandoned by 5R Processors in Tennessee. State regulators say a similar effort in Wisconsin will cost close to $2 million – and could come out of public funds.

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