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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Walmart, locally and nationally, yesterday

I saw this a couple days ago:

The bad thing? They polluted.  And blatantly so.  Worse, then they tried to get away with it.

The good thing? The great thing?

They got caught. 

Far better than that, they got penalized for it, and stiffly:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged packaging and other problems.

The retail giant entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco to misdemeanor counts of violating the Clean Water Act and another environmental law regulating pesticides. The fine also settled Environmental Protection Agency allegations.

Here's the headline from the Star:

Here's hoping they learned their very expensive lesson and don't repeat it.

I'm not holding my breath.

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