One more reason not to shop at Target 1.) It’s expensive 2.) No Customer Service 3.) They illegally dump toxic ingredients into our waste streams. And no, I don’t think this solves the problem, they will continue to dump.. and litter products.
A judge in Oakland has ordered Minnesota based Target Corporation to pay $22.5 million as part of a lawsuit settlement. The lawsuit filed against the corporation claims more than 290 target stores and distribution centers in California handled and disposed hazardous wastes and materials improperly.
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey explained, “A number of hazardous wastes, paint solvents, chlorine, if those broke or if customers would return those back, they would just be dumped into the dumpsters. These were extremely toxic hazardous materials that were taken to local landfills that couldn’t handle it.”
The Target store in Chico was one of those involved in the investigation. The multi million dollar settlement will cover civil penalties and costs, and will fund several supplemental environmental projects.
“Here we’re looking at about $72,000 for Butte County District Attorney’s Office and $25,000 for Butte County Public Health, which did the initial investigation of the local Chico Target store.”