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Hazardous Waste

(AP)

State Wants Central Valley Hazardous Waste Dump Expanded

California officials are recommending allowing a major expansion of the largest hazardous waste dump in the western United States, even though some residents blame the dump for birth defects.

07/02/2013

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty To Dumping Hazardous Waste In California

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pleaded guilty to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California.

05/28/2013

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

Central California Waste Dump Fined $300K Over 72 Unreported Spills

State toxic substances regulators have fined a large hazardous waste dump in Central California more than $300,000 for failing to report 72 small spills over a four-year period.

03/27/2013

A Walgreens store (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Walgreens To Pay $16 Million To Settle Suit Over Toxic Trash

Walgreens has agreed to pay $16.5 million to settle an Alameda County lawsuit that accused the drug store chain of improperly disposing of hazardous materials and confidential medical records.

12/13/2012

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