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Scrap Metal

A man carries salvaged copper wire. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NorCal Scrap Metal Company Pays $4.1 Million In Penalties For Failing To Deter Metal Thefts

A California scrap metal company that failed to take steps to prevent the sale of stolen metal has agreed to pay $4.1 million in penalties and costs and change its business practices.

08/02/2013

A fire hydrant.

Metal Thieves Target Fire Hydrants In Cash-Strapped Modesto

It’s believed the thieves are targeting hydrants so they can sell the cast iron scraps to recyclers.

09/20/2012

Ships load scrap metal at Sims Metal Management at the Port of Redwood City. (US Environmental Protection Agency)

Feds Accuse Peninsula Metal Recycler Of Dumping Toxics Into Bay

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a company that shreds and recycles scrap metal to stop discharging a rash of toxic pollutants into the San Francisco Bay.

01/10/2012

(CBS)

Police Find San Leandro Artist’s Lost Statues Being Sold For Scrap

Five suspected gang members have been charged in connection with the theft of some 20 handcrafted metal statues stolen along with the artist’s vehicle, according to police.

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