Environmental Protection Agency Takes Action against Electronics Recycler
Olson, Thomas, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it has filed an administrative complaint and compliance order against EarthEcycle. The agency said it wasn't notified of cathode-ray tube exports the embattled electronic equipment recycler made to Hong Kong.
EarthEcycle, based in Tulsa, Okla., recently was alleged to have shipped electronic equipment abroad for extracting hazardous metals, which endangers workers in China and Africa. The equipment had been collected in March at two Pittsburgh-area charities' fundraisers.
The claims against EarthEcycle were made by the e-waste watchdog group, Basel Action Network. BAN, based in Seattle, traced seven EarthEcycle …
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