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Law kept 318M pounds of e-waste from landfills

More than 318 million pounds of electronic waste was diverted from landfills in the first three years of New York’s electronics recycling law, state officials announced, but junked televisions and computer monitors are posing a major problem for municipalities tasked with dealing with the so-called e-waste. Basil Seggos, the acting commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, said in a statement that DEC will provide funds to help local governments deal with the mounting piles of cathode ray…