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Plaintiff in processor lawsuit now facing criminal charges

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Kevin Shibilski is the latest former leader of 5R Processors to face criminal charges. | Tridsanu Thopet/Shutterstock

In July, a former 5R Processors executive alleged he was the victim of a fraud scheme perpetrated by other 5R leaders and a local bank. Now, that former CEO has been indicted on federal criminal charges.

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CompuPoint agrees to recycle CRTs to settle lawsuit

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Electronics recycling company CompuPoint USA will collect, ship and recycle CRT material from abandoned Closed Loop sites as part of a court settlement. | Oleksandr_Delyk/Shutterstock

An e-scrap company will take back and recycle the millions of pounds of CRT materials that it originally shipped to Closed Loop Refining and Recovery, under a recently disclosed settlement agreement.

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Abandoned Closed Loop material seems destined for disposal

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Abandoned CRT material inside the former Closed Loop site.

An overview of the abandoned material at the former Closed Loop facility on Fairwood Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. | Courtesy of DEC Enviro

Consultants estimate that recycling 30 million pounds of CRT glass at an Ohio warehouse would add $1.7 million to a $5 million cleanup bill, so they’re proposing to landfill the glass instead.

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Guilty pleas in Wisconsin CRT stockpile case

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Charging documents state that as of November 2016, 5R Processors had accumulated and stored over 8 million pounds of leaded CRT glass across multiple sites. | Valery Evlakhov/Shutterstock

Leaders of a Wisconsin e-scrap processor last month were charged with violating federal regulations covering the storage and transportation of CRT glass. The defendants signed plea deals in the case.

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