Prosecutors said tons of hazardous wastes and contaminated material were crushed along with discarded merchandise and garbage in Target's compactors and sent to area landfills.
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."
The extract above is from a longer article found at:
http://www.mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=1627 and another article on the subject are found at: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/inland_empire&id=7695280