Wal-Mart Pays Big for Enviromental Violations

Wal-Mart will pay a $3.1 million settlement for violating federal storm water regulations in nine states
May 13, 2004, 2pm PDT | Peter Christiansen
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Wal-Mart reached a settlement of $3.1 million for violating the Clean Water Act on two dozen sites in nine states. $2.5 million will go to the federal government, $558,000 to Utah, and $62,000 to Tennessee. Wal-Mart will also be required to have a water quality inspector for each new store built. A Wal-Mart official said "We also believe that this agreement sets a new industry standard for developers and their contractors, who also make daily decisions which impact compliance. We will begin implementing new measures at our construction sites and sincerely hope to be a trendsetter in environmental compliance moving forward."

Thanks to Peter Christensen

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Published on Thursday, May 13, 2004 in The Salt Lake Tribune
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