Wal-Mart Strikes $1.3M Deal To End Mo.'s Enviro Claims

Law360, New York (March 16, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has reached a settlement worth nearly $1.27 million with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to resolve claims that its waste disposal contractor improperly dumped hazardous materials at two sites in the state, Koster said Friday.

According to Koster, Wal-Mart hired contractor Greenleaf LLC to dump common household products like charcoal, potting soil, herbicides, pesticides and other chemicals that were unsold or returned at two sites in Neosho, Mo.

But Greenleaf did not have the necessary permit for the treatment, storage or disposal of...
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