Wal-Mart To Pay $82 Million Fine For Improperly Dumping Hazardous Wastes

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A recent ‘The New York Times’ article entitled “Wal-Mart Is Fined $82 Million Over Mishandling of Hazardous Wastes” reported that Wal-Mart Stores pleaded guilty Tuesday to improperly dumping hazardous waste in California and Missouri and agreed to pay almost $82 million.

The retailer was charged with six counts of violating the Clean Water Act in California and one count of violating a federal law related to pesticide disposal in Missouri.

Since 2003, Wal-Mart employees tossed products like bleach, fertilizer, hairspray, nail polish and deodorant into trash or the local sewer system.

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