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CRT lawsuit: Some suppliers settle, others take a stand

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Three former Closed Loop sites in Columbus, Ohio currently hold an estimated 159 million pounds of CRT glass. | Somchai Som/Shutterstock

More e-scrap companies are looking to settle in a legal battle over CRT stockpiling by Closed Loop Refining & Recovery. Another firm is mounting an outreach campaign arguing that suppliers who completed due diligence are not liable for cleanup costs.

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Some e-scrap firms pay out in CRT stockpile suit

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CRT monitors for recycling.

A number of e-scrap companies are defending themselves in court. | xfilephotos/Shutterstock

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A dozen e-scrap companies will cut checks totalling $517,000 to settle allegations they’re partially responsible for abandoned CRT materials in Ohio. Meanwhile, 15 other processors appear set to duke it out with landowners in court.

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Arrow Electronics to leave ITAD sector

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Arrow Electronics will no longer receive devices at its facilities after Aug. 5. | basiczto/Shutterstock

Global ITAD services provider Arrow Electronics will close the asset disposition side of its business by the end of the year, after the company experienced two quarters of worsening financial returns.

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Cleanup begins at shuttered facility in New England

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Material inside the facility formerly operated by eWaste Recycling Solutions in Lewiston, Maine.

Processor eWaste Recycling Solutions, which handled a sizable portion of Maine’s regulated material, has closed. Over 1 million pounds of leaded CRT glass and a substantial stock of intact devices remain at its former site.

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Public money will fund GES cleanup in Kentucky

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CRTs and other material in a hole at a site in Georgetown, Ky.

In 2015, GES dug a hole behind its Georgetown, Ky. facility and filled it with e-scrap, including leaded glass, and other materials.

When Global Environmental Services failed, the processor left CRT messes at multiple sites in two states. Years later, with the former owner in prison, government officials are nearing the last of the warehouse cleanups.

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