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Dow Management | Hazardous Waste Site


Multiple sites in Yuma, AZ

Discovery Date:

February 2016 

Contaminants of Concern (COCs):

  • Lead from Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Glass (older Televisions, etc.)

Affected Media:

  • Soil

What Are My Health Risks?

For Soil | There is little to no health risk unless there is contact with skin or ingestion of contaminated soil.

Site Summary:

  • Approximately 6,000 tons of CRT glass were shipped to Dow Management Company in Yuma for recycling. The CRT glass was not recycled and was instead stored at three facilities. 
  • There is no offsite soil or groundwater plume at this time. 

Corrective Action: 

  • 3,000 tons of CRT glass was rerouted to California recyclers pursuant to California's emergency regulations and ADEQ’s insistence.
  • ​Dow Management has abandoned the remaining CRT glass. 
  • In February 2018 a meetings was held with ADEQ and facility owners representative to start developing an action plan to address the removal and proper disposal of the remaining CRT glass.
  • ADEQ met with representatives of the Yuma facility and held discussions on the funding needed to remove and dispose of the CRT glass.