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Yuma recycling company fined $120K

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YUMA, AZ (CBS5) -

A glass company in Yuma has to fork out $120,000 after inspectors found lead at the facility as much as 75 times more than the maximum federal and state allowed levels.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials said Friday that Dlubak Glass Co. Inc. has agreed to pay the fine in a consent judgement approved in Maricopa County Superior Court.

ADEQ inspectors found broken cathode ray tube (CRT) glass throughout the five-acre facility and stained soil extending about 20 feet into an orchard near the Dlubak property. 

ADEQ said broken glass was stored in open, unlabeled cardboard containers.

"Their unlawful management of hazardous waste put employees and the environment at risk," ADEQ Director Henry Darwin said. "But they hired environmental consultants, changed their operating procedures and did the soil cleanup in reaching a resolution in the case."

According to Dlubak Glass' website, it's the largest American recycler of TV and CRT glass in the country, with plants in Yuma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas and Oklahoma.

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