August 21, 2005

Wal-Mart to Pay Fine

From WSJ Business Brief on 8/16:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $1.15 million in a settlement with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection over alleged violations at 20 Wal-Mart stores and two Sam's Club locations in the state. The Bentonville, Ark., retail chain said it will pay $600,000 in civil penalties to cover violations that allegedly took place between 1996 and 2003. Wal-Mart also will contribute $500,000 to assist municipalities in addressing storm-water issues and $50,000 for environmental projects in the Connecticut River Watershed. A company spokesman said Wal-Mart has taken remedial action and addressed all of the issues that are cited, such as leaky dumpsters and trash-can compactors, or is in the process of addressing the issues.

Posted by Bob on August, 21 2005 at 03:57 PM