Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty to Waste Dumping in California
On Tuesday, Wal-Mart announced that it will pay nearly $82 million to the federal government as part of plea agreements with U.S. attorneys' offices in California and Missouri over criminal charges that the retailer illegally dumped hazardous waste in the two states. Court filings indicate that the dumping occurred in 16 California counties between 2003 and 2005.
- "Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty in U.S. Hazardous Waste Cases, To Pay $82 Million" (Wohl, Reuters, 5/28).
- "Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty in Calif. Hazardous Waste, Will Pay $81 Million" (Elias/Risling, AP/Contra Costa Times, 5/28).