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Schnitzer Accused of Dumping Mercury by Paragon Metals

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc's Hawaiian branch have been accused by Paragon Metals Inc, for dumping mercury into an overflowing Oahu landfill

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc's Hawaiian branch have been accused by Paragon Metals Inc, for dumping mercury into an overflowing Oahu landfill.

As per report, Paragon Metals Inc filed a federal lawsuit against Schnitzer, claiming it dumped recyclable metal in the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill despite pocketing city refunds for not doing so.

Now Paragon is asking for a court injunction against Schnitzer to halt alleged dumping of auto residue, claiming Schnitzer does it to save money.

Paragon said that Schnitzer Steel Hawaii Corporation shreds about 50,000 autos a year, with the average vehicle containing about three vials of mercury. But Schnitzer has reported recovering only 152 vials of the toxic substance so far this year.

Author: Jo Amey