Wal-Mart’s dumping case settled

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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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.


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