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County, state file lawsuit against Walmart alleging illegal disposal of hazardous waste

Original post made on Dec 22, 2021

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Monday that the state has filed a lawsuit against Walmart over allegations that it has improperly disposed of hazardous waste.

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Posted by Tim
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 22, 2021 at 9:42 am

Tim is a registered user.

Walmart says: ""The state is demanding a level of compliance regarding waste disposal from our stores of common house-hold products and other items that goes beyond what is required by law,.."

This is complete nonsense. I was hazmat disposal person at UC San Francisco and we had to dispose of ALL batteries, chemicals (including cleaning materials) etc as hazardous materials. We had very strict guidelines as to what could go in the regular trash. Walmart is just trying to save money by not disposing of these things properly. This is just the typical irresponsible corporate strategy to ignore laws if they can get away with it. Well, they got caught and now must face the consequences.

Posted by David
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Dec 23, 2021 at 2:36 pm

David is a registered user.

I wouldn't want to be the attorney defending Walmart. As mentioned above: nonsense.

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