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Target to Pay $7.4 Million Over California Hazardous Waste Dumping (1)

Dec. 6, 2018, 12:16 AMUpdated: Dec. 6, 2018, 12:36 AM

Target will pay $7.4 million to settle allegations it illegally dumped thousands of hazardous waste items such as electronics, batteries, aerosol cans, syringes, and pharmaceuticals into landfills in California.

“Target’s ongoing and improper disposal of hazardous waste and contaminants harmed the public and the environment,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a Dec. 5 news release.

The Minnesota-based company paid another $22.5 million in a 2011 settlement with California over violations involving hazardous waste handling and disposal.

Target Spokeswoman Danielle Schumann said in an email to Bloomberg Environment that the company enhanced training, operations, and auditing ...