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Utah Recycler Abandons Millions of Pounds of Toxic e-Waste in U.S.
Time: 2014-11-10 11:19:00     Author: Administrator

Stone Castle Recycling, previously one of Utah’s largest recyclers of electronic waste, has abandoned its three facilities and the owner is missing. The company has ceased all operations and has left behind several warehouses and yards filled with an estimated 7,600 tons of toxic electronic wastes and charred residues. According to US EPA representatives in Denver, the owner and CEO of Stone Castle, Anthony (Tony) Stoddard, has simply disappeared and is now being actively pursued by law enforcement authorities. The abandonment follows three recent and mysterious fires at the three Stone Castle sites located in Clearfield (near Salt Lake City), Parowan and Cedar City, and a subsequent investigation and report by the Basel Action Network (BAN) released in March of this year. The report was in turn followed by intensified enforcement actions from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and US EPA seeking to ensure that the company paid for, and conducted the cleanup and proper disposal or recycling of, its massive piles of collected waste.

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