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Calif. e-cycler to pay fine for breaking CRTs

Keywords: Tags  electronics recycler, Global eRecyclers, cathode ray tubes, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Global eRecyclers Inc. has agreed to pay a fine and correct its business practices to settle environmental concerns, according to a consent order it signed with California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control.

During a July 2012 site inspection, the agency cited the Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based electronics recycler for breaking cathode ray tube (CRT) glass without having a closure plan. The department said the CRTs weren’t held in a structurally sound container. Citations were also issued for alleged fire safety code violations. Both of the issues have since been addressed, according to the consent order.

The company couldn’t be reached for comment.

Global eRecyclers was financial unable to pay the $15,500 penalty and was instead assessed a $500 fine due before July 15, the order said. The state noted that it can collect the full amount of the fine if it discovers the financial information from the recycler is inaccurate or incorrect.

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