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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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Details emerge on scope of Closed Loop CRT cleanup

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A photo from consulting firm AECOM shows a view inside of 1655 Watkins Road in 2015, when Closed Loop still operated in the space.

E-scrap company Novotec will be paid up to $14 million to recycle or dispose of over 128 million pounds of CRT materials at former Closed Loop Refining and Recovery warehouses in Ohio, newly released documents show.

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A look at where California’s CRT glass is going

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Data shows that the total pounds processed through California’s electronics recycling program have been falling since 2012. | Boonchuay1970/Shutterstock

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Over the past three years, fewer of California’s CRTs are going directly to hazardous waste landfills and more are flowing through intermediate glass processors, state data shows. But that may not mean more glass is ultimately being recycled.

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Three more CRT suppliers settle in Closed Loop court case

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A number of developments have taken place in the high-profile Ohio CRT case over the past month. | mojo cp/Shutterstock

An Iowa solid waste commission agreed to pay nearly $240,000 to help fund removal of CRT materials abandoned in Ohio, and two e-scrap operators agreed to pay lower amounts. Meanwhile, settlement negotiations continue with one of the largest suppliers. Continue Reading

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