"Wal-Mart Is Fined $82 Million Over Mishandling of Hazardous Wastes"

"Wal-Mart Stores pleaded guilty Tuesday to improperly dumping hazardous waste in California and Missouri, agreeing to pay almost $82 million in fines."

"The retailer was charged with six counts of violating the Clean Water Act in California and one count of violating a federal law related to pesticide disposal in Missouri.

The guilty plea on all counts brings to an end years of investigations and legal wrangling that pitted the nation’s largest retailer against government authorities over charges that employees were throwing hazardous products in the trash and into sewage systems."

Stephanie Clifford reports for the New York Times May 28, 2013.

Source: NY Times, 05/29/2013