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|July 31, 2014|
Rite Aid fined for environmental violations
Rite Aid Corporation has run afoul of California’s environmental protection laws.
It was announced Tuesday that Rite Aid will pay a $12.3 million penalty for unlawfully handling and disposing of various hazardous wastes and materials over a 6˝-year period. Those included pesticides, bleach, paint, aerosols, automotive products and solvents, pharmaceutical and bio hazardous wastes.
District attorneys in 52 counties and two city attorneys filed a civil lawsuit.
A judge in San Joaquin County ordered the penalty.
There are 38 Rite Aid stores in Riverside County and most were found to have violations. (INT)
Story Date: September 25, 2013