A resolution may be near in the years-long legal battle over who should help fund the cleanup of about 150 million pounds of abandoned CRT materials in Columbus, Ohio.
Two New England e-scrap recycling companies have agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund CRT cleanups at former Closed Loop Refining and Recovery warehouses in Ohio.
Washington state’s e-scrap program released a report outlining the sentiments of community officials when it comes to collection convenience and more. Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s E-Cycle program awarded a round of grant funding.
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Two OEMs and two e-scrap processors will pay a combined $187,000 to settle allegations they’re legally responsible to help pay for CRT cleanups at former Closed Loop Refining and Recovery warehouses in Ohio.
The former head of e-scrap company 5R Processors pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes as part of a plea bargain in which prosecutors dropped CRT-related hazardous waste and wire fraud charges.
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.
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.
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.