Walmart Settles California Environmental Lawsuit For $27.6 Million

Walmart got caught violating California’s environmental laws by dumping hazardous materials improperly and agreed to pay $27.6 million to the state to settle a lawsuit, the L.A. Times reports.

The company reportedly transported and improperly dumped pesticides, chemicals, paint, acid, aerosols, fertilizer and motor oil. Yummy!

A Walmart executive told the Times that the company has changed its ways since the incidents cited in the lawsuit occurred four years ago:

Wal-Mart Vice President Phyllis Harris said: “It’s important to note that these incidents happened at least four years ago. Since then, we have worked closely with the state of California on a comprehensive hazardous waste plan that includes improved training programs, policies and procedures.”

Wal-Mart to pay $27.6 million to settle California environmental case [L.A. Times]
(Thanks, Jeff!)