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Jan 4, 2016 3:29 PM

Recycling company to pay $200K to resolve hazardous waste issue with NH facility

The Associated Press

CONCORD— N.H.'s attorney general says the state has reached an agreement with a recycling company that will pay $200,000 to resolve hazardous waste allegations.

Universal Recycling Technologies based in Wisconsin recycles waste lamps and cathode ray tubes at its facility in Dover. The state issued hazardous waste violations alleging improper storage and disposal at a landfill that isn't authorized to accept hazardous waste. Analysis of the debris indicated that the lead concentration exceeded that permitted by the state's hazardous waste laws and rules.

Department of Environmental Services officials also discovered that the company's recycling process for the lamps didn't effectively lower the concentration of mercury levels for state and federal standards.

Attorney General Joseph Foster said the company cooperated and corrected the violations.

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