- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials say a glass company has agreed to pay a $120,000 penalty for hazardous waste violations at its Yuma facility.

ADEQ announced the settlement with Dlubak Glass Co., Inc., on Friday.

The fee is part of a consent judgment handed down by the Maricopa County Superior Court.

The agency cited the company for its storage and recycling of cathode ray tube glass.

Inspectors say they found broken glass throughout the 5-acre facility as well as stained soil.

They say the tainted soil extended 20 feet into an adjoining orchard.

Investigators say samples from the property showed levels of lead that were 75 times more than the federal and state levels.

Dlubak Glass is considered one of the largest American recyclers of cathode ray tube glass.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide