Counties Want Walgreen To Comply With Waste Laws
On Monday, prosecutors from 35 California counties asked a judge to order Walgreen to comply immediately with state and environmental laws on handling hazardous waste. The move follows a lawsuit filed June 18 that alleges that the company let staff at hundreds of stores across the state dump bleach, pharmaceuticals and other hazardous waste in regular trash bins to reduce costs. The company said in a quarterly report that it is working with state and local officials to resolve the issue.
- "Ca. Prosecutors Sue Walgreens Over Hazardous Waste" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 8/6).
- "California Counties Ask Judge To Keep Walgreens From Dumping Hazardous Waste" (Rosynsky, Oakland Tribune/San Jose Mercury News, 8/7).