EPA says recycling co. dumped waste

Published: July 15, 2009 at 2:51 PM

PITTSBURGH, July 15 (UPI) — U.S. environmental officials say EarthEcycle, an electronics recycling company, dumped waste in South Africa.

The company, based in Tulsa, Okla., was previously charged with dumping electronic waste in Hong Kong. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed an amended complaint earlier this month, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

The company was founded by Jeff Nixon, a former Allegheny County Health Department worker. EarthEcycle had contracts with six Western Pennsylvania non-profit groups to provide free recycling of their computers and other electronic equipment.

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