Target Sued for Allegedly Dumping Hazardous Waste in Calif. Landfills
OAKLAND, Calif. -- California’s attorney general and 20 district attorneys filed a lawsuit against Target Corp. today that accuses the retailer of dumping pesticides, propane canisters and other hazardous waste in local landfills.
Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, 20 district attorneys and the Los Angeles City Attorney claim Target has improperly disposed of the hazardous waste for the last eight years and seek to block further toxic dumping. The retailer has received more than 300 notices since 2001 for violating the state’s hazardous waste control laws.
California and three county district attorneys settled a similar lawsuit with Kmart last month. The retailer must pay $8.65 million in penalties, costs and funding for environmental protection in the state.