2/24/10

California Suit claims Target dumped hazardous waste

The extract below is from a longer article found at:

http://www.mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=1627 Six months ago this suit was filed in California, but the same problem clearly exists in the other 1600+ Tarbutt stores in the other 49 states. I don't see any signs that the other Attorney Generals are moving on the problem but if California wins then perhaps it will wake up the rest of the country and some action will be taken. It really seems like a Federal violation that the EPA should be addressing, rather than 50 individual states.

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"A lawsuit was filed against Target Corporation by the California Attorney General and 19 district attorneys. The suit alleges that Target's 200-plus California stores have improperly disposed of hazardous materials for the past eight years.

Target has stores handle and sell substantial volumes of hazardous materials, including bleaches, pool chlorine, pesticides, fertilizers, paints and varnishes, ignitable liquids, aerosol products, cleaning agents, automotive products and solvents and flammable and corrosive materials . . .Some of the materials spill, break, expire or become damaged such that they cannot be sold or used, according to a press release from Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores A. Carr."


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