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State cites Yuma recycler for e-waste violations

YUMA – The state has cited a Yuma recycler for violating rules for properly handling and disposing old computers.

The e-waste includes the remnants of old computer screens and other electronics and likely contain lead, mercury, dioxin and other toxic compounds.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued notice of five violations against Dlubak Glass Company after a hazardous waste inspection.

ADEQ Director of Communications Mark Shaffer said Dlubak failed to take proper steps to determine whether the material they were sweeping up in the disassembly area was hazardous or not.

During an April inspection, ADEQ inspectors also observed broken CRT glass stacked in large piles on the ground throughout the facility.

Shaffer said investigators think Dlubak has taken steps to rectify the situation.

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