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State charges Target Corp. with dumping hazardous wastes in local landfills

Original post made on Jun 18, 2009

California Attorney General Jerry Brown and 20 district attorneys filed a lawsuit against Target Corp. in Alameda County Superior Court yesterday accusing the retailer of illegally dumping hazardous waste in local landfills.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 7:17 AM

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Posted by So vague
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2009 at 4:35 pm

What were they dumping?
How could the story be even less specific?


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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2009 at 7:12 pm

This section is supposed to be "Local Info".... "Around Town" so this story belongs in the other section called "National......" something like that :)

So no Haz in our Pleasanton backyard :) Wheew


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Posted by Karen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm

So I don't shop at Walmart because they are dipwads, and now Target is dipwads too. What store isn't owned by dipwads?


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Posted by PToWN94566
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 18, 2009 at 9:18 pm

PToWN94566 is a registered user.

Claudette,

This can be considered local info since it involves our county's district attorney, and more importantly, that there is a Target in Dublin that probably participated in dumping hazardous wastes. They probably were dumping a lot of electronic equipment and other items that contain toxins, like light bulbs.


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Posted by The Jackal
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 19, 2009 at 8:56 am

I agree with Karen.

We shop mostly at local grocery stores for items sold at Target/Walmart. Even though more expensive I think I save money because less discretionary merchandise to buy along with necessary items.

I hope but can't confirm that Raley's Safeway are more responsible corp citizens. Mostly we should by used, re-use, or just do without to help the environment and our budgets. Yes, economy has been impacted by many doing this, but this is the new normal!


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