Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges In Environmental Cases

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Retailer Wal-Mart resolved years of hazardous-waste complaints with criminal guilty pleas in Missouri and California and the settlement of a civil lawsuit filed by federal environmental authorities. The admissions cost the company about $81 million in fines and penalties. When combined with previous penalties and settlements from state actions in California and Missouri, the price of the environmental missteps was about $110 million.

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