Wal-Mart’s dumping case settled

By Jamie Pert - May 4, 2010

We have recently heard that Wal-Mart Stores Inc has settled allegations of dumping hazardous waste at stores in California, not only have they paid millions to settle this but they have also decided to change their practices nationwide.

Prosecutors have recently revealed that Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle the allegations of violating environmental laws and regulations, these allegations stated that they had been improperly disposing a range of hazardous materials such as fertilizer, pesticide and aerosols.

Wal-Mart’s environmental affairs handler did not deny the violations, however did stated that these incidents happened at least four years ago, not only this but since then the company has “worked closely with the state of California on a comprehensive hazardous waste plan that includes improved training programs, policies and procedures”.

Many believe that paying $27.6 million is a bit of an insult given the fact that over 236 Californian stores and distribution centers were at fault, what do you think?

Source: MSNBC

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