Stone Castle CEO Sentenced to Prison

Brooks Hoffman

Another former e-scrap executive has been sentenced to federal prison for storing hazardous CRT (cathode ray tube) waste without a permit. Anthony L. Stoddard, who owned Utah-based Stone Castle Recycling, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison and three years of supervised release. Stone Castle Recycling, which handled CRTs and other e-scrap materials, first drew scrutiny from environmental regulators over its CRT storage practices in 2013. Stone Castle operated three locations in Utah – in Cedar City, Clearfield and Parowan – and fires broke out in 2014 at the Cedar City and Parowan sites. Prosecutors said the company also mislabeled hazardous CRT glass and sent it to a landfill not authorized to accept hazardous waste. The Basel Action Network (BAN) in 2014 issued a report criticizing the company and alleging that it was involved with exporting material to Hong Kong.

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