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         Target to pay $7.4 million in San Diego hazardous waste dispute

         Target to pay $7.4 million to settle California suit over dumping hazardous waste

 

 

Target to pay $7.4 million in San Diego hazardous waste dispute

 

By: City News Service San Diego

Dec 05, 2018

 

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Target Corp. has agreed to pay $7.4 million to resolve allegations that it violated terms of a 2011 judgment regarding the company's handling and disposal of retail hazardous waste, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Wednesday.

 

``This settlement holds Target accountable for this second violation of environmental laws that involve the improper disposal of a long list of hazardous materials,'' Stephan said. ``This case serves as a reminder to corporations of the importance of environmental protection laws that safeguard the public's health and that violators will be held accountable.''

 

The current settlement -- announced by Stephan, 21 other California district attorneys, the California Attorney General's Office and the city attorneys of San Diego and Los Angeles -- comes as a result of investigations that concluded the company committed violations by improperly disposing hazardous waste into landfills across California between 2012 and 2016. The waste included such items as electronics, batteries, aerosol cans, compact fluorescent light bulbs and medical waste, including syringes, over-the-counter and prescribed pharmaceuticals, as well as confidential medical information from its customers...

 

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Target to pay $7.4 million to settle California suit over dumping hazardous waste

Retailer allegedly improperly dumped batteries, drugs and more into landfills

 

By Associated Press

via MarketWatch - Dec 5, 2018

 

OAKLAND, Calif. ó The Target Corp. store chain has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle California allegations that it improperly dumped hazardous waste into landfills, ranging from batteries to drugs and syringes.

 

Minnesota-based Target didnít acknowledge any wrongdoing in the lawsuit settlement filed Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court.

 

The state and some two dozen local governments alleged that between 2012 and 2016, Target mishandled hazardous waste ranging from batteries and aerosol cans to fluorescent light bulbs.

 

Target will pay $3.2 million in fines, $3 million to conduct compliance inspections and audits of its trash facilities, plus additional money for environmental projects...

 

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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/target-to-pay-74-million-to-settle-california-suit-over-dumping-hazardous-waste-2018-12-05