Riverside County joins state in environmental civil action against Walmart

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A lawsuit filed Monday, Dec. 20, by the California Department of Justice against Walmart alleging improper disposal of hazardous waste and customers' records is being supported by the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, though the corporation insists the civil action is “unjustified” and intends to mount a vigorous defense. State Attorney General Rob Bonta is alleging that over the past six years, Walmart dumped prohibited items in landfills, violating the Hazardous Waste Control Law, the Medical Waste Management Act, the Customer Personal Information Law and sections of the Health & Safety Code. The retailer operates over 300 stores statewide, and according to prosecutors, there were allegedly routine instances of Walmart's personnel discarding custome
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