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Wal-Mart will pay $82 million for hazardous waste dumping

Retailer pleaded guilty to criminal charges in California and Missouri

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s trash is now the federal government’s treasure.

Yesterday, the world’s largest retailer agreed to pay $81.63 million to the government after it pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the illegal dumping of hazardous materials. Prosecutors say the retailer improperly disposed of pollutants such as bleach, fertilizer and pesticides at its stores from at least 2002 to 2006.

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